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COVID from Uman: Hundreds of positive cases, falsified certificates

CM 10/09/2021


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More than 200 Israelis who traveled to Uman for the Rosh Hashanah holiday out of some 17,000 who have returned to the country have tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports. The majority of them were summoned for questioning and will have to prove once they recover that they did not forge the documents that allowed them to board their flight back to Israel.
It is likely that not all sick people had forged their negative coronavirus test certificates, especially because many people were screened at Ukrainian testing stations where tests are understood to be less sensitive and potentially faulty. 
Police said on Friday that 117 suspects had been officially summoned for questioning. 

Full criminal proceedings will be opened up against offenders in which all relevant charges – fraud, forgery and intentional spreading of illness – will be examined, the Prime Minister’s Office said late Thursday. If convicted, these individuals could face up to five years in prison.
“The Israeli government takes seriously the entry of people in Israel with forged documents who could deliberately spread the disease,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement Thursday shared through his office. “This constitutes an irresponsible act of harm to public peace and we will continue to take harsh actions against violators of the law.”
Anyone arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport that tests positive and is found to have fraudulent documentation is being met by police officers and representatives of the Population and Immigration Authority, as per the prime minister’s instructions. These individuals are then being transferred by ambulances at their own expense to their homes. If a person cannot isolate at home, then he would need to be taken to a state-run coronavirus hotel.
Those who were summoned for questioning will need to appear within about 10 days of their recovery. 

 Israeli police delegation to Uman, Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah and High Holidays, September 2021 (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) Israeli police delegation to Uman, Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah and High Holidays, September 2021 (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

The coronavirus seems to have spread rapidly among the 25,000 Israelis who traveled to Uman for Rosh Hashanah to celebrate the holiday at the graveside of the founder of the Breslov hasidic group. Some 14.3% of 2,000 travelers screened by Magen David Adom tested positive for COVID-19, the organization told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.
The Health Ministry reported Friday that 156 people returning from Ukraine had tested positive for coronavirus in the last 10 days – more than four times the number of positive cases brought back to Israel from all other countries around the world. 
The majority of the people who caught the virus were unvaccinated, according to the ministry. 
MDA had sent a team of more than a hundred medics and paramedics to Uman at the request of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Health and Foreign ministries, and had been working in cooperation with the Ukrainian Red Cross and the Israeli embassy since Wednesday night, immediately following the end of Rosh Hashanah, to screen Israeli visitors. Travelers who underwent a rapid test were meant to be provided with a certificate from MDA that they would bring with them on their return flight, the organization said.
However, by Thursday night, it became apparent that many were traveling without proper testing and documentation.
MK Itamar Ben-Gvir charged that Bennett was using “selective and brutal enforcement” against those returning from Uman.
“As if there are no violations on the Temple Mount, no violations at various festivals around the country, no inbound flights from all over the world,” Ben-Gvir said Friday. “As if … only the ultra-Orthodox are to blame. This is what discrimination looks like.”

Source: Jerusalem Post

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