June 25, 2009
The Israeli government are considering testing all participants for Swine Flu before the start of the Maccabiah.
Deputy Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman expressed concern that the thousands of athletes could bring the infection into Israel, and said that the ministry was considering ways to prevent the disease from spreading.
“Some 5,000 athletes from around the world are expected to come here,” he said. “I think we should examine them all before they arrive in the country.
“I don’t want to reach a situation in which another 5,000 people come here and just increase.”