65 young Chabad followers who returned to Israel last week on El Al flight from New York were diagnosed on Sunday as corona virus carriers. The flight had 49 additional passengers and eight of them are still awaiting the results of their tests. In which about 8,000 corona cases have been diagnosed so far.
As they were getting off the plane, passengers were waiting for isolated buses to transport them to the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem, the complex opened by the Ministry of Defense for light corona patients. For a whole day, the young people stayed there without the Ministry of Health conducting tests. Last week, we announced that El Al flight passengers from New York to Israel were required to complete a special health statement from the Ministry of Health in Israel before being allowed to board. This is due to an increase in the infection rate among ultra-Orthodox Jews in the United States, especially Chabad, and the fear that they will try to reach Israel without updating it.
Their transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem was a complicated logistical operation. Last night, 114 people from the United States were housed at the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem with concerns about carrying the Corona virus. At the end of a medical examination, 65 of the patients were diagnosed with the virus. To be used at this stage to treat special cases and not to hospitalize patients Date has not yet received the test results. Upon receipt of the results, a decision is made accordingly. " The number of validated corona carriers in Israel has been reported at 1,071 since the last report.
Yesterday, Pegg was diagnosed with a two-month-old patient at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He was born in severe condition and at very low weight, and suffered from severe complications due to premature birth. He was diagnosed as a carrier after it became clear that a nursing student at the medical center had contracted the virus.
Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Itamar Grotto, said yesterday that the worst-case scenario is that 20-10,000 Israeli citizens will die from Corona. "Some of these people are likely to die from other diseases due to their background illnesses, and this number will actually be added to mortality. The yearly in Israel stands at about 40,000 people a year, ”he said.
He said that every day there was a stabilization among the number of patients who were discovered. "We are seeing about 200 cases being discovered a day. We clearly do not have a complete picture of cases we are not investigating." In order to get a broad picture of the number of patients in Israel and their characteristics, the Ministry of Health decided to order blood tests that provide a quick diagnosis of the presence of the virus in the body.
El Al will send three or four planes to India in the coming days to return hundreds of Israeli travelers. Other planes will also be shipped to South America, probably to Costa Rica and Brazil. El Al is also working to take bailouts to Australia, again and in New Zealand