Surveillance, control and arrests: how Israel fights against coronavirus
Israeli authorities have taken emergency measures to monitor compliance with quarantine rules, reports Air force.
Intelligence agencies received permission to track the movement of people through their mobile phones without notice.
Footage has been posted on the Web to show people in special suits detaining a man for escaping from the hospital after a positive coronavirus test 2019-nCoV. Police officers tracked the man through his cell phone.
The self-isolation of the alleged cases is strictly checked - the police call home phones and walk around the apartments. Healthy people are forbidden to go outside unless absolutely necessary, parks and public places are patrolled, if patrolmen find people walking with their children, they ask them to return home.
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Benet said the time has come "to choose between the right to privacy and, in fact, life."
As reported by ForumDaily:
- On the night of Friday, March 20, the Government of Israel approved new emergency ordinances, introducing full quarantine in the country. The decision was approved unanimously by telephone vote.
- Friday evening, March 20, at the Shaarei Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem 88-year-old man diedwho was diagnosed with COVID-19 disease caused by the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. He arrived here a week ago in very serious condition and was sent to a special detention center.
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