SEE WHERE SHE WAS: Jewish Tourist From NYC Traveled Around Jerusalem For A WEEK Diagnosed With Coronavirus

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An American Jewish woman from New York City who visited Israel from February 23 -27 was diagnosed with the coronavirus on Wednesday night, Israel’s Health Ministry stated.

The woman, in her 50s, stayed in Jerusalem and was at many local cafés, restaurants, stores and a bank and traveled on local buses and the Jerusalem-Ben Gurion train line.

The Health Ministry has published a detailed list of the places the woman visited and the times she was there and has instructed anyone who was present in the same areas at the same time to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The full list of places and times the woman frequented while in Israel:

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– The woman arrived in Israel on El Al flight LY8 which left NY at 11:50 p.m. on February 22 and landed in Israel on February 23 at 5:10 p.m.

– She departed from Israel on El Al flight LY27 which left Israel at 1:05 a.m. on February 28 and landed in NY on February 28 at 6 a.m.

– On Sunday, February 23 between the hours of 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. she was in Café Rimon Mamilla and was in the Zara store at the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem.

– On Monday, February 24 between 1 p.m – 3 p.m. she was in Café Rimon on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. She boarded the 74 Egged bus line on King George Street at 3 p.m. and got off the bus on Derech Chevron Street in Jerusalem. That evening between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., she was in the Osher Ad supermarket in the Hadar Mall on General Pierre Koenig Street Street 26 in Jerusalem.

– On Tuesday, February 25 between 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., she was at First Station on Rechov David Remez 4 in Jerusalem at the Kitchen Station restaurant.

– On Wednesday, February 26 between 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., she as at Bank Mizrachi Tefachot Mortgages on Rechov Heleni Hamalka 9 in Jerusalem. She was at the Fox Home and Tzomet Sefarim stores and Osher Ad supermarket at the Hadar Mall in Jerusalem from 11:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

On Thursday, February 27 at 10 a.m. she boarded the 74 Egged bus line from Derech Chevron Street in Talpiot and was at the Caffit Café on Rechov Emek Refa’im 36 [in the German Colony] in Jerusalem. Later in the day, at 7:30 p.m., she boarded the 74 Egged bus line from Derech Chevron Street to the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. She boarded the Jerusalem-Ben-Gurion train line at 8:30 p.m.

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The woman is a “close contact” of the Westchester man who was hospitalized in NYC after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. His name for Tehillim is אליעזר יצחק בן שפרה (Eliezer Yitzchok ben Shifra).

The Health Ministry have instructed anyone who was at the same places, buses or train line at the same times as the woman to self-quarantine for 14 days from the time of exposure and report the case on the Health Ministry website.

Anyone who self-quarantines and begins having symptoms of fever, coughing or breathing difficulties should immediately call the MDA 101 line to clarify if a COVID-19 test is necessary.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

 




11 COMMENTS

  1. Yea, right… take 2 weeks off because maybe…
    This is sounds crazy! 10,000 people should self-quarantines???
    What about those around them, another 1,000,000 people???
    Maybe it’s a little too late.

  2. With over 100K people in quarantine in Israel, its about time the US bans travel to and from there. Have Pesach plans? you might want want to have a backup up plan bec. a ban is coming…

  3. “She departed from Israel on El Al flight LY27 which left Israel at 1:05 p.m on February 28 and landed in NY on February 28 at 6 p.m. – ”
    Information Incorrect = Feb 28 6PM was Shabbos – I think you meant AM

  4. > Bunny76

    You seem to confuse (or perhaps hope to confuse the readership of) the difference between those who are confirmed cases and those who are self-quarantined. People are self-quarantined as a precaution, and it is precisely because of this precaution that there are only 16 confirmed cases (as of the latest report minutes ago) in the entire country. And out of those 16 confirmed cases, the breakdown is as follows: 8 caught it in Italy, three caught it on the cruise ship in Japan, and others through contact with one of these. These 16 are in a different type of quarantine than the “self-quarantined.
    .

  5. I am not takings any bookings to go out & read Esther for anyone in quarantine:- Sorry. But if your spiritual advisor allows you to hear Esther over the phone, I’ll be more than happy to read Esther for your quarantined people over the phone.

  6. in the USA they have virus detectives to track down everyone that came in contact with people who have covid 2019. by doing so they can track who needs to be quarantined and ensure that they follow protocol. in Israel, it seems to be a free-for-all just tell people to self-quarantine and hope they listen even though you don’t really provide the support system and guidance that is necessary here

  7. Whats the inyan of leaving these peoples names out? How am I supposed to know whether we came in contact with these people or their friends? Is it a Loshon Hara thing?

  8. Names aren’t needed. What if the guy’s name is Moshe Levy or Yosef Cohen or John Miller. It’s ridiculous as how many people share same names and you will have tons of people stigmatized when they have nothing to do with the infected person. Besides what do you care to know the persons name if you were seated across on the train, bus or in the sane airplane for hours on end. Is better to stay home for now.