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Director General of Health Ministry: "Aware that our steps against the Corona look extreme" | Israel today

2020-02-18T09:04:09.920Z

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Number of dead from Corona emir - and Israel prepares for the possibility of exposing the virus in the country • The Israeli consulate in Japan met two Israelis and reported: "their condition is good"

In China, the death toll from the Corona virus rose to 1,873 people. In the meantime, Israel is trying to delay exposure to the virus and prepare for the possibility of coming to Israel. Ministry of Health Director General Moshe Bar Seaman Tov said Tuesday in an interview with GLC that "if the picture appears to be stabilized in the coming days, we will reconsider our policy. We are aware that our steps look extreme. The goal is for the first case in Israel to be as late as possible. Provided. "

The Israeli Consul in Japan, Revital Ben Pleasant, and the infectious disease specialist, Prof. Ran Nir-Paz, met this morning with a hospital staff in Japan treating the pair of Israelis diagnosed with Corona. The two examined the Israeli medical record and reported that their condition was good. Consul Ben-Naim and Prof. Nir-Paz are now on their way to visit the third patient.

"We are witnessing good treatment by the Japanese and of course we will continue to look closely at the situation," noted Professor Nir-Paz. "We received an update on the situation of the Israelis and it is evident that their condition is easy, we talked to the inpatients by phone and updated them on their condition and treatment."

Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Itamar Grotto, who went to Japan this week to discuss with the authorities about the release of Israelis infected with the "Corona Ship" virus, made it clear to "Here Network B" that "according to international rules, their release from the hospital will be approved Only after there is proof that they do not carry the virus. "

Professor Grotto also said this morning that "in terms of assessing the situation, the most dangerous place to hijack Corona on Earth is this ship. Therefore, we will take strict conditions of isolation in the hospital and not in the home."

At the same time, Israel is already taking first steps to deal with the economic damage suffered by airlines following cancellations of flights to the Far East. In an interview with Kalman Lieberman, Transport Minister Bezalel Smutrich this morning said that the state should "put its hand in its pocket" and compensate them.

"Al is talking about losses of about $ 50 million," Minister Smutrich said. "If the state wants to maintain its aviation - it needs to help."

The Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Embassy of Japan with Israeli insurance companies, Passport Card, Migdal, Rule and Harel summarized the latest details for landing the plane in Japan, gathering Israeli civilians from the ship docked at Yukuama Port and bringing them to the aircraft ramp for direct take-off to Israel this Thursday. Also, the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo handles the aircraft landing arrangements in Japan and the logistics involved.

In the meantime, about two weeks before the Knesset elections, the Election Commission drafted guidelines for voting day in the event that Israelis find themselves in Corona. The committee's chief executive, Orly Ades, said this morning on Network B that "a citizen who is in solitary confinement will probably not vote. If he has been instructed to follow a specific order, he is expected not to leave the house. They will not be on the site where additional polling stations are located. "

Source: israelhayom

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