Palestinian Workers at risk in Israeli factory denied COVID-19 testing

Author: Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, Published on: 13 April 2020

''Coronavirus 'Disaster' at Israeli Factory Prompts Policy Revamp on Palestinian Workers'', 20th March 2020

.. 'I don't understand why I'm good enough to work in Israel but not good enough for the Israelis to test me,' says one worker in a Jerusalem area chicken factory, which Palestinians point to as the source of West Bank coronavirus outbreak'

... 41 Palestinian workers at the Glatt Chicken factory in the Atarot Industrial Zone, occupied East Jerusalem, were infected by the Coronavirus..[ None of them were tested or received healthcare before returning to their families]

... Some 250 Palestinians work at Glatt Chicken... they were housed in several large warehouses on the factory grounds, sleeping between 15 to 20 people to a space while sharing the toilets and showers. They said they were never given face masks and that maintaining a distance of two meters between workers was impossible. “In a factory like ours you can’t maintain a distance of two meters; you’re working on an assembly line very close to each other,” a worker said.

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