65 out of 114 Bochurim who have returned to Israel from Crown Heights last week and are staying at the Dan Jerusalem Hotel were diagnosed with the coronavirus on Sunday evening.
In coordination with the Ministry of Health, it was decided that the patients would at this stage be transferred to the Shmuel Harofeh Hospital in Be’er Ya’akov.
41 people will now remain in the Dan Jerusalem Hotel, one of the “coronavirus hotels” that have been prepared around the country, which will be used at this time to treat special cases and not for patients who require hospitalization.
Eight of those at the hotel have not yet received the results of their coronavirus test. When the results are received, a decision will be made accordingly.
Last week it was decided, following assessments and consultations at the Ministry of Health, that those returning to Israel from Crown Heights will not be permitted to travel to their homes for isolation, but would be transported directly from the plane to isolation in one of the “coronavirus hotels”.