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  Shvat 24, 5780 , 19/02/20

Israeli Ambassador to China: 'Beijing looks like Shabbat in Jerusalem'

Israel's ambassador to China Zvi Hefetz told Kan Reshet Bet in an interview that embassy workers had to leave because of coronavirus, but the law states that if they are not in the embassy for more than 30 days - they will be fired: "The Foreign Ministry is trying to change the situation to solve the problem. If these people leave I'll have to build the embassy from scratch. "

"Beijing looks like Shabbat morning in Jerusalem," Heifetz added. "My lieutenant has traveled to Israel and is in quarantine. When he returns he'll find himself in isolation here at the embassy."

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