Man with Health Ministry ties sends ex to quarantine 4 times

The man was investigated for forgery by a public employee, breach of privacy, breach of trust and false imprisonment.

People who arrived on a flight from England arrive to the Dan Panorama Hotel used as a quarantine facility, on December 20, 2020.  (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH 90)
People who arrived on a flight from England arrive to the Dan Panorama Hotel used as a quarantine facility, on December 20, 2020.
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH 90)
A man, working at one of the Health Ministry’s novel coronavirus centers, allegedly sent his ex-girlfriend to coronavirus quarantine four times, despite there being no reason for her to quarantine, Israel Police reported Thursday.
Although working at a Health Ministry center, he worked for an external organization and was not employed by the ministry itself.
Police suspect the man of sending an official Health Ministry message to his ex-girlfriend, obligating her to enter quarantine on four different occasions, despite her having had no contact with a confirmed coronavirus case.
The man, a 35-year-old resident of the north of Israel, was investigated for forgery by a public employee, breach of privacy, breach of trust and false imprisonment.
Police opened the investigation after the Health Ministry reported a suspected breach of information security after receiving four appeals from the same woman asking to cancel her quarantine.
The investigation findings will be passed to the state attorney in the coming days.


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