Following assessments and consultations held throughout the day on Wednesday at the Ministry of Health, it was decided that the Bochurim returning to Israel from 770 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” that have been prepared around the country.
Chabad.info was informed that the Health Ministry has held over the past 24 hours assessments regarding the return of the Bochurim from 770 to Israel together with Lubavitch Rabbonim, as well as with the Badatz of Crown Heights and the Hanholo of the yeshiva in 770.
At the conclusion of the assessment, and given that the coronavirus outbreak in New York is so high, the Health Ministry decided that all Bochurim returning from Crown Heights would not be allowed to travel to their home for isolation, but would be transferred to one of the buildings prepared by the Health Ministry and the Home Front Command, where they would stay in isolation in separate rooms for two weeks.
Earlier it was decided to close 770 following the spread of the coronavirus, and after many residents of Crown Heights became infected with the deadly virus.
With the deterioration of the situation in the neighborhood as more and more cases of coronavirus patients are discovered, the Rabbonim of Crown Heights decided on the drastic step that has never been taken before, to avoid danger to life.