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COVID czar: 2,000 medical workers currently out due to virus

Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital staff wear safety gear as they work in a coronavirus ward on December 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital staff wear safety gear as they work in a coronavirus ward on December 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Coronavirus czar Salman Zarka says that there are approximately 2,000 medical personnel across the country who are in quarantine either due to testing positive for COVID or being exposed to a positive case.

There are currently 116,411 active COVID cases in Israel.

After a report earlier today said health officials were considering allowing medical personnel who test positive but remain asymptomatic to continue working, the head of the doctors union lashed out.

“We will not agree in any way to allow doctors who test positive to continue to work as normal,” said Prof. Zion Hagay, chairman of the Israel Medical Association, calling the suggestion dangerous for public health.

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