(JTA) — As the Ledger went to press on Tuesday, March 10, here were some of the breaking news reports regarding the coronavirus and its impact on the Jewish world.
All Israel arrivals may soon be quarantined: On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was preparing to decide whether to require anyone arriving in Israel from anywhere in the world to self-quarantine, as the number of Israelis affected by the virus climbed to 39.
March of the Living in Poland postponed indefinitely: The International March of the Living said this year’s event, set to take place next month in Poland, will likely be postponed indefinitely.
All March Birthright trips canceled: Trips to Israel through Birthright Israel, the program that gives free trips to young adults, have been canceled at least through March.
AIPAC coronavirus ramifications continue: A person who was at last week’s AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. has tested positive for the coronavirus in Los Angeles County. Earlier on Saturday, AIPAC officials said health officials had informed them that two other attendees who have tested positive in New York did not pose a risk to others.
Yeshiva University team plays tournament game with no fans: Y.U.’s men’s basketball team played its first-round NCAA Division III Tournament game against Worcester Polytechnic Institute in an empty gym in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins University, which hosted the game, did not allow spectators in for any of the first- and second-round games taken place at its gym last Friday and Saturday. The game was streamed. One Y.U. student has tested positive for coronavirus and in-person classes and events at the Manhattan-based university’s two college campuses were banned until this week.