Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has headed into quarantine after being exposed to a corona carrier who subsequently became sick on Sunday.

“Gantz feels well and will continue to handle ministry affairs and his other public responsibilities while in isolation,” his office said.

Israel finds itself in a difficult situation against the pandemic, which has made a comeback in a second wave after the country had successfully fought it off in the first with tough measures.

The government finds itself forced to quickly back-pedal. It has again tightened restrictions on public gatherings. And it has restricted the number of people who can travel in public buses.

It has so far avoided a national lockdown, preferring to focus on corona hotspots. The haredi city of Beitar Illit, which has seen a 224 percent jump in infections in the last week, had a curfew imposed starting this past Wednesday.

Netanyahu has set a goal of reducing the number of infections to 100 a day for an unspecified period of time until the renewed restrictions can be lightened.