Hasidic rebbe was secretly treated at home for COVID by Hadassah Ein Kerem — report

The leader of the Belz Hasidic sect was secretly treated for coronavirus at his home by medical teams from Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, the Haaretz daily reports.

According to the newspaper, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach received round-the-clock treatment from a doctor and Hadassah medical workers around two months ago when he was in critical condition with COVID-19.

All the necessary medical equipment was brought to his home and the report says his room was effectively converted into an intensive care unit.

Rokeach contracted the virus 11 days after a mass wedding for his grandson was held in violation of the virus rules.

Reports at the time said he had been rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem, but the hospital denied this.

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