In addition to the two Israeli patients already discovered on the ship in Japan, another Israeli passenger was diagnosed with Corona • In the United States, 40 American infections are reported on the ship
The Ministry of Health confirms that there are three Corona infections among the 15 Israeli passengers aboard the Diamond Princess ship docked off the coast of Japan. At the Ministry of Health this evening (Sunday), in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, we learned that another Israeli passenger was diagnosed with the Corona virus and was taken off the ship shortly before.
This morning it was reported on the ship that there were three Israeli contractors following two different announcements by the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Health. Later, it turned out that there were indeed two infections and the third Israeli had taken indices, but it was not yet announced that he was infected with the virus.
This morning, the Ministry of Health was reported to be in direct contact with authorities in Japan, the World Health Organization and other relevant agencies. The Ministry of Health said that for the Israelis diagnosed with the virus, they were transferred to a hospital in Japan, and Israel will send a specialist physician to contact the relevant parties in Japan and accompany them in the medical procedure.
The border crossings in Israel and Eilat allow tourists staying in the countries of Thailand, Macau, Hong Kong and Singapore to enter Israel without moving to isolation, despite assessing the situation and ordering the Ministry of Health this morning.
Today it was revealed that the Corona virus was also discovered in Egypt, and it is not likely that the virus will be discovered in the Sinai Peninsula as well. At present, any tourist can enter Israel through the land border crossings, even if he was staying in one of the countries that required isolation. Remember, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri posted two weeks ago that he decided to close the air crossings to foreigners staying in China.
In addition, El Al said today: "Following the announcement by the Ministry of Health of the need for a 14-day quarantine after returning from Thailand or Hong Kong, a dedicated discussion on El Al was held this evening between El Al's chief executive officer and El Al's head of medicine, Prof. Ari Sham. It has been agreed that EL AL teams returning from the destination countries will be exempted from the 14-day closure in the country under the following conditions: they are absent of relevant virus and / or fever symptoms, staff in the relevant countries will spend no more than one night in a hotel near the airport, and personal hygiene will be maintained as usual. And avoiding close contact with locals. "
The Ministry of Health said that we had updated the Director General of the Population and Immigration Authority, Shlomo Moore Yosef, on the issue. The guidance was published today and is being implemented today.
In the meantime, US health clinics confirm that more than 40 Americans on the ship have been infected with the virus and will be transported to Japan for further treatment.