2020-04-02 16:05:00

About 20 members of Jewish community of Russia hospitalized with coronavirus suspected

Moscow, April 2, Interfax - About 20 Jews are hospitalized with suspicion on coronavirus in Moscow and about 10 families stay on home quarantine, press service of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia told Interfax.

According to FJCR President Alexander Boroda, Jews managed to block spreading of coronavirus in the community.

"Thanks to a well-tuned system of mutual help and immediate actions taken after the first cases of infecting we can witness to the positive dynamics and absence of new cases in the community," Rabbi Boroda told Interfax on Thursday.

According to him, today FJCR takes care of all sick parishioners and those in risk groups: it provides Kosher dinners and reasonable help on their request, sends food sets to parishioners on quarantine, centrally buys medicine masks for members of the community.

The rabbi also said that Russian-Israeli medical center in Moscow organized telephone consultations with experts, which "are very much wanted in the period of self-isolation."