Despite COVID-19 Resurgence, Israel to Allow Weddings With Up to 250 Guests

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Despite a recent resurgence in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Israeli government approved on Friday the renewal of weddings and religious events such as circumcisions and bar and bas mitzvahs.

“The number of participants in such events at event halls shall not exceed one person per two square meters up to a maximum of 250 people, not including hall employees,” a joint statement published by the Prime Minister’s Office and Health Ministry said.

Event hall operators will also be mandated to collect the phone numbers of attendees, to enable contact tracing if there is an outbreak.

“The Health Ministry reiterates and reminds the public to keep three basic rules: Wearing masks, physical distance and maintaining hygiene,” the statement noted. “With a common effort, and personal and public responsibility, we will be able to deal with the increase in the number of cases and prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Israel.”

There have been over 18,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Israel, and around 300 deaths from the disease.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Can Covid-19 count people? Will they infest the 251st person entering the wedding hall?

    Because of their meshugas of contact tracing, most people stopped reporting that they’re not feeling well. No reason since Tylenol and bed rest does the job.

    “There have been over 18,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Israel, and around 300 deaths from the disease” which includes every illness and accidents under the sun.

    • “No reason since Tylenol and bed rest does the job.”

      Tell that to the 110,000 Americans who have died from the disease. Except that that number is an underestimate.

  2. Wait a minute. Didn’t they sign the driveway wedding kol korei? Driveway & backyard weddings with 11 siblings only is so uplifting and spiritual. How can they ruin the simcha for the chossen & kalla by inviting guests?!

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