Coronavirus Czar: “Israel’s Infection Rate Is Severe, Arab Sector Is A “Disaster”

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Israel coronavirus czar, Prof. Ronni Gamzu, said on Tuesday that Israel’s infection rate is among the highest in the world and the Arab sector is a “disaster.”

In his weekly public briefing on Tuesday, Gamzu also warned that following a stabilization period in the Chareidi sector, there’s been a rise in infection since the beginning of Elul, when the school year [for Chareidi boys] began.

“The government still hasn’t reached a decision regarding schools in red cities,” Gamzu said. “The capsules in yeshivas gedolos are preferable because they keep the bochurim out of their homes [where they could infect their family members].”

Regarding the Arab sector, Gamzu said: “We clearly see a rise in infection in the Arab sector. Weddings and other events are taking place in Arab society and this creates circles of infections. This includes Rahat, Tira, Umm-al-Fahm, Kfar Qassem, Sakhnin and Nazareth. There is a significant and alarming weekly doubling rate in these six localities.”

“I call on the Arab society and its political and religious leaders and local council heads – it’s truly a disaster. It’s leading us to an increase of over 50 new daily cases.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)



3 COMMENTS

  1. Arab Sector Is A “Disaster” אין חדש תחת השמש. This sector has been an ongoing disaster since the day אברהם אבינו had to expel ישמעאל, so this is already exceedingly ancient news.

  2. “in the Chareidi sector, there’s been a rise in infection since the beginning of Elul, when the school year [for Chareidi boys] began.”

    NOW how can that be? it takes time for the virus to appear after it infects some one and since Ellul started this Sunday and this article was from Tuesday, it can’t really be!