Jerusalem: coronavirus patient found in synagogue

Man with confirmed case of coronavirus fined after violating home isolation order and going to synagogue before Yom Kippur.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Kiryat Yovel
Kiryat Yovel
Photo by Michal Fattal/Flas

A verified coronavirus patient was found in a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel shortly before the start of Yom Kippur Sunday evening.

Jerusalem police officers located the suspect. He was taken for examination and it was discovered that he was a verified coronavirus patient who was supposed to be in home isolation.

The patient was fined NIS 5,000 for violating the quarantine and police brought him back to his home.

The police said: "We call on the public to obey the guidelines and instructions of the Health Ministry. Non-compliance disrupts the national effort in the fight against the outbreak of the virus and its spread in Israel."