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Gamzo meets with the mayors of the red cities Israel today

2020-08-08T13:40:33.264Z

| healthThe struggle to eradicate the corona is in full swing • The director of Magen Israel, Prof. Roni Gamzo, met with the heads of the red and orange authorities and detailed the steps to be taken from the beginning of next week to stop the epidemic. • Gamzo: "The meeting came to prevent a closure through an order made together." The commissioner for the fight against Corona and the director of the Ma...



The struggle to eradicate the corona is in full swing • The director of Magen Israel, Prof. Roni Gamzo, met with the heads of the red and orange authorities and detailed the steps to be taken from the beginning of next week to stop the epidemic. • Gamzo: "The meeting came to prevent a closure through an order made together."

The commissioner for the fight against Corona and the director of the Magen Israel epidemic eradication program, Prof. Roni Gamzo, met today (Friday) with the heads of "orange" and "red" local authorities in the ultra-Orthodox sector. "Meeting with you came to prevent a closure through an order made together," he told them.

The meeting was held in cooperation with Home Front Command General Uri Gordin, and Maj. Gen. Roni Noma, who is in charge of the ultra-Orthodox sector at Magen Israel, and with the participation of local authorities and representatives from Jerusalem, Ashdod, Elad, Bnei Brak, Modi'in Illit, Beit Shemesh and Beitar Illit.

Prof. Gamzo marked the target for lowering the morbidity data and detailed the series of steps that will be taken starting this coming Sunday in order to reach it.

Immediate actions to eradicate the corona in the localities in question will include the establishment of a Knesset that will operate continuously - 24 hours a day, seven days a week - and will include representatives of the police, health funds and the Home Front Command. The division will be headed by a director under the mayor. "Monitoring tests, conducting epidemiological investigations and deciding on a closure in cooperation and through the police," the Ministry of Health said in a statement. 

In addition, measures will be taken to prevent initial infection by banning gatherings and contact between verified patients and their family members, along with charging for wearing masks. This will be done through extensive outreach activities.

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The Ministry of Health clarified that in the red and orange localities the number of tests and availability for epidemiological investigations will also be increased, and the testing processes will be streamlined, "with a joint effort of all HMOs that will have to increase availability for testing and significantly shorten service times."

Evacuation to hotels will be made possible, according to the ministry's announcement, "for anyone who needs and desires it," in addition to financial and social support for those who are in capsular isolation within the family unit.

Each authority will be required to map out the social and economic needs to enable government ministries to provide assistance according to the data presented.

It was further clarified that "including the work of the ultra-Orthodox authorities in front of all parties will be the sole responsibility of Maj. Gen. Roni Noma, in coordination with the Commander-in-Chief and the Ministry of Defense."

Source: israelhayom

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