As coronavirus cases rise to 61, Israel adds restrictions

Health authorities Monday restricted maximum public gatherings from 5,000 to 2,000 and advised everyone to postpone all events as the number of infected Israeli cases rose to 61 with 5,100 people in quarantine. The public was urged to cut down on visits to hospitals and institutions for senior citizens, who are the most vulnerable to the serious symptoms of coronavirus. As hoarding of food and essential products continued in the shops, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised there would no shortages.  Supplies were ample and an emergency plan would allow the country to charter airliners to ferry supplies in. The police have been given access to lists of overseas travelers in order enforce the quarantine rules.

Moshe Simantov, Director-General of the Health Ministry, said there are no plans to close schools at this time. That is an extreme measure. He said that Israel is number two in the world in conducting coronavirus tests but, he said, added facilities would quadruple its capacity. “We are very far from the situation in Italy, where an entire country of 60 million was placed in quarantine.
The economic fallout is becoming severe: Thousands of workers, especially in the badly hit hotel and tourist industries, face dismissal.

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10 thoughts on “As coronavirus cases rise to 61, Israel adds restrictions

  • Mar 10, 2020 @ 21:58 at 21:58
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    Europe has millions of savages living amongst them and dedicating on the streets. Is it any wonder that they have the problems with so many infections.

    A better way forward needs to be a found for Israel. These restrictions will destroy our tourism industry. How long are we supposed to go without tourists?

    Why cant we just test every tourist when they arrive and maybe once or twice again in the first week.

    So long as they are not infectious and have health insurance let them come. If they become infectious well then the insurance pays dor them while they get better. Still will grow our medical services and help us prepare for the future.

    This is a far smarter approach than making it so hard that no one will come.

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    • Mar 11, 2020 @ 15:55 at 15:55
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      you do not need Infected Euro tourism , according to you ; Will you settle for the tourism from Saudia, Lebanon or Jordan –yes , except they are not coming .

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  • Mar 11, 2020 @ 0:43 at 0:43
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    The Hebrew version of Debka says 75 total infected, here says 61, which is it Debka ?

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    • Mar 11, 2020 @ 15:58 at 15:58
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      90,000 in quarantine –is it enough for you ? as it looks its by now around 160,000–is this enough for you ?

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  • Mar 11, 2020 @ 2:21 at 2:21
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    TO ARI EMERGENCY ORDER #1 CUT 50% OF WELFARE TO THE ULTRA USELESS KHAREIDIM
    TRUCK IN IDF KOSHER RATIONS TELL THE MEN TO STAY AT HOME AND CONTINUE TO MAKE THE MOTIONS OF STUDYING TORA

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    • Mar 11, 2020 @ 14:42 at 14:42
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      I agree but i wish it was that easy. To build a national we need educated people who want to work. But this has been allowed to go on for so long that we now have a large part of the population who believe that they have the right to receive money and all the advantages but dont need to do their share.

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