Coronavirus in Israel: Fewer Tests Done as Supplies Run Short

Israel is unlikely to be able to meet its goal of significantly ramping up coronavirus tests due to a shortage of testing supplies, it emerged over the weekend.

Laboratories performing coronavirus tests have reported a shortage of a reagent necessary to carry them out over the last few days. It is unclear whether the issue will be resolved within the next few days.

The Health Ministry has instructed first responders to reduce the scope of drive-thru testing stations due to the issue.