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20 virus patients attended anti-government rallies in past month, report says

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The Health Ministry has determined that at least 20 coronavirus patients attended anti-government demonstrations over the past month, according to a Thursday report.

It is not known if they were infected at the rallies, or if they passed on the virus to other protesters, the Kan public broadcaster reported.

Allies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have repeatedly called for the mass rallies, which have in some cases been attended by more than 10,000 people, to be banned, or at least severely limited, due to concerns they could spread the virus.

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While the size of most gatherings has been capped to stymie infections, no such restriction has been placed on the right to demonstrate.

Over the past three months, at least 50 people later diagnosed with the coronavirus attended rallies, according to Health Ministry findings, Kan reported.

Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch ordered a probe of infections........

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