Israeli expert says country’s Covid-19 spike should be a ‘warning sign’ to Ireland

Dr Nadav Davidovitch said it was important to speed up the vaccination campaign for children around the world

A member of the medical staff pictured at the Sheba Medical Centre in Israel. Picture: Getty

High Covid-19 case numbers and deaths in Israel should serve as a “warning sign” to Ireland that Omicron does not necessarily signal the end of the pandemic, according to an expert from the region.

Israel today recorded its 9,000th death as a result of the virus, having reached a peak of infection over recent weeks which saw more than 80,000 cases reported by its health authorities on particular days.

Around 65 per cent of Israel’s ...