Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein decided to send a delegation to the Czech Republic in order to assist with a COVID-19 outbreak in Brno.
The decision was made after a request was handled by the Czech Republic and the World Health Organization (WHO), and following consultations with Israel’s Director-General of the Health Ministry Prof. Hezi Levi, outlet Israel National News reported.
The delegation will be headed by Colonel (Res.) Dr. Ram Sagi, deputy director of Beilinson Hospital, consisting of eight people in total.
Dr. Sagi will be joined by doctors from Sheba, Hadassah, Shaare Zedek, and Bnei Zion hospitals, as well as paramedics from MDA.
The delegation will leave for the Czech Republic this coming Thursday. Upon their return, members of the delegation will go into ten-day isolation, in accordance with the procedure of necessary health system workers.
The Czech Republic reported 12,088 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. There are 173,892 active cases currently.
The number of hospitalizations has dropped to 7,396, the number of those in intensive care decreased to 1,134.