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DW News 1 Aug 2020

Israel's Bnei Brak a coronavirus hotspot for ultraorthodox Jews


Israel has suffered a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks and the city of Bnei Brak is a hotspot. It's one of the most densely populated and poorest cities in Israel - and home to a large ultraorthodox population. The municipality has set up a task force to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and DW's Tania Krämer went to see how it's doing.

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