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Virus czar to Haredim: Mass funerals will lead to more funerals

Coronavirus czar Nachman Ash tells Haredi media that mass funerals “will lead to more funerals,” the Walla news website reports.

Meeting with ultra-Orthodox press, Ash says morbidity in the community “is trending downwards but is still high and concerning. The heart aches to see the mass violations at funerals, because these funerals will lead to more funerals.”

Coronavirus czar Prof. Nachman Ash visits the Ziv hospital in Safed, December 24, 2020 (David Cohen/Flash90)

He also warns against celebrations during Purim later this month.

“We remember with pain what happened in the Haredi public last year [after Purim],” he says. “We should not pay with lives for the merriment [of the holiday].”

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