Israel announces that anyone coming from abroad must be self-quarantined for 14 days
The isolation requirement for returning Israelis will go into effect immediately, according to the office of Interior Minister Aryeh Deri. For foreigners, the requirement is to take effect by Thursday. Foreigners will be required to prove that they have a place where they can be quarantined.
The new restrictions, among the strictest adopted by any country, come as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Israel reached 42. More than a dozen new cases emerged Sunday and Monday.
Among the new infections was the first case that could not be traced to international travel or exposure to a known infected person, raising the possibility of accelerating spread in the general population. More than two dozen cases have been reported in the occupied West Bank, and Israel is working with the governing Palestinian Authority to stem the outbreak there.
Officials announced a range of ramped-up measures to combat the widening outbreak, including plans to close crossings from Jordan, bar noncitizens from the emerging infection zone of Egypt and reduce movement to …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]