Jewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over Covid fears

Two thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews held at Belarus border after warnings not to travel

Two thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews are being blocked by armed guards from entering Ukraine for an annual pilgrimage to a rabbi’s grave, creating a makeshift camp at the country’s border with Belarus.

The men ignored warnings by the Ukrainian authorities not to travel after its borders closed at the end of last month in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Jewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over Covid fears ———