Israeli team on way to help Czech Republic fight COVID-19

November 3, 2020 by TPS
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An Israeli team of specialists is being dispatched to the Czech Republic to help it contend with a serious wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.

COVID-19 quarantine. Credit: Pixabay.

The Czech Republic reported 11,428 new coronavirus cases over the weekend and 173 new deaths.

The total number of cases stood at 335,102, while deaths reached 3,251.

Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced Tuesday his decision to send an aid delegation from the Ministry of Health to the Czech Republic, to help the city of Brno cope with the Corona pandemic.

The Israeli team is being dispatched following a request from the Czech Republic and the World Health Organization (WHO), and after consultation with the director-general of the Israeli Health Ministry Hezi Levy.

The delegation, which consists of eight people, is headed by IDF Col. (Res.) Dr. Ram Sagi, is a senior Ministry of Health officials, and previously served as deputy chief medical officer.

Dr. Sagi will be joined by doctors from Sheba, Hadassah, Shaare Zedek and Bnei Zion hospitals, as well as MDA paramedics.

The delegation will leave for the Czech Republic on Thursday and will stay there for a week. Upon their return, members of the delegation will go into ten-day isolation, in accordance with the procedure of necessary health system workers.

Edelstein stated that “the State of Israel has a lot to contribute to the countries of the world regarding corona and emergencies and we will do so in the Czech Republic and elsewhere, as needed.”

TPS

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