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  Tamuz 22, 5780 , 14/07/20

Lod: 397 active carriers of COVID-19, only 29 evacuated

Former Defense Minister and Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett toured Lod today with Mayor Yair Revivo and noted that there were 397 active carriers of COVID-19 in the city while only 29 had been evacuated.

"Instead of imposing a suffocating closure on thousands of people in the affected neighborhood that will prevent them from going to work and making a living, we should take the dozens of infected people out of the neighborhood and transfer them to hotels," Bennett said.

Lod is located 15 kilometers southeast of Tel Aviv and has a population of 75,000. Ben-Gurion Airport is situated on the outskirts of the city.

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