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Fears that Uman Covid infection deluge could become a tsunami in Israel

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Published: 14 September 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

About 1,600 Israelis returned from pilgrimage to Ukraine have tested positive; hundreds suspected of forging negative test results to re-enter the country

Could Uman’s Covid deluge become an Israeli tsunami? (Jerusalem Post)
ANALYSIS: Will Israel be able to enforce isolation over Yom Kippur after the Health Ministry failed to stop mass travel to Uman over Rosh Hashanah? And what does this mean for Covid cases in the country?

Forged tests, no masks: Covid outbreak at Ukraine pilgrimage threatens 'mass infection' in Israel (Haaretz)
About 1,600 Israelis who returned from Uman over the weekend tested positive for COVID. Police suspect hundreds forged negative test results to enter Israel, including some who tested positive before flying back

Bennett says Israel to genetically scan all arrivals for the coronavirus (Times of Israel)
No details of program immediately available; PM says patience running out for the unvaccinated; cabinet backs proposal for classmates of infected kids to avoid automatic quarantine

90% of Israel's most serious Covid patients are unvaccinated - Health Ministry (Jerusalem Post)
CDC shows unvaccinated individuals are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19 * Vaccines likely to be approved for kids 5-11 before the end of the year

Photo: Chasidic pilgrims celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Uman (Konstantin Sazonchik/TASS/Sipa USA)

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