The General Staff Reconnaissance Unit, more commonly known as Sayeret Matkal, has been helping the country combat the growing pandemic. The IDF has been inside hospitals helping to keep order and are counting and distributing respirators. They are also overseeing the production of more personal protective equipment and working to make the country more self-sustaining. Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has commented that the virus has shown the need for an increased independence and less dependence on other nations. Israel Aerospace Industries and Invoytec have begun to produce respirators in missile plants, as the Defense Ministry fears the number of patients will outweigh the amount of equipment available.