Coronavirus patients’ info given to Shin Bet without their knowledge

Times of Israel | Jan 15, 2021 at 1:56 PM
  • The  Shin Bet security service received the phone location data of 144,870 Israelis confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 during December and January.
  • The Shin Bet will stop using its controversial phone surveillance measures to help track down potential coronavirus carriers from January 20, according to the Kan public broadcaster, as Israel continues to ramp up its vaccination drive to bring an end to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The rate of positive tests, 7.7 percent, was roughly half of the record reached in September.