Hebrew University’s Professor Amiram Goldblum has called for lockdowns on charedi cities and neighborhoods, claiming that charedim are responsible for spreading COVID-19, the new coronavirus, Israel Hayom reported.
In a Facebook post, Goldblum, who has a PhD in organic chemistry, wrote: “They’re hiding the truth from you, because of the elections: The virus is spreading quickly in Israel since the Koreans visited the Meoras Hamachpelah. In Italy they have closed off towns and cities to prevent the spread of the disease. Israel needs to close off Elad, Bnei Brak, and Modi’in Illit and Beitar Illit, and Netivot and Beit Shemesh, as well as large neighborhoods in Ashdod and Jerusalem.”
In fact, despite the hundreds of people who have been quarantined after coming in contact with the infected South Koreans, only two people so far have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Both of those patients disembarked from the Diamond Princess and were diagnosed upon their arrival in Israel.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.