Israel has permitted a measure closing the nation to non-citizen arrivals for two weeks due to concern of the unfold of the brand new omicron coronavirus variant.
On Saturday the Israeli cupboard approved a ban on international arrivals of non-citizens for two weeks and imposed necessary quarantine for Israeli residents who’re arriving.
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“#BREAKING: No foreigners will probably be allowed to enter Israel within the subsequent 2 weeks following #Omnicron variant,” Israeli journalist Amichai Stein tweeted Saturday. “All Israelis returning from abroad, will need between 3-7 days quarantine.”
According to Reuters, Israel can even reintroduce counter-terrorism telephone monitoring to assist include the unfold of the virus and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett mentioned in an announcement that the ban, pending authorities approval, would final 14 days.
So far, Israel has reported one case of the omicron variant to associate with seven suspected circumstances.
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The United States has mentioned it’ll limit journey from South Africa and 7 different international locations beginning Monday over considerations of the “heavily mutated” COVID-19 omicron variant, senior administration officers mentioned.
The Biden administration will comply with recommendation from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and limit journey from a number of African nations following the identification of variant B.1.1.529, which seems to be extremely contagious amongst younger folks.
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“This morning I was briefed by my chief medical advisor, Dr. Tony Fauci, and the members of our COVID response team, about the Omicron variant, which is spreading through Southern Africa,” Biden mentioned in an announcement. “As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries. These new restrictions will take effect on November 29.”
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned towards unexpectedly imposing journey restrictions linked to the B.1.1.529 variant, warning officers to keep away from “knee-jerk responses,” the 27-nation European Union said it might suggest stopping air journey from southern Africa.
Fox News’ Peter Aitken and Julia Musto contributed to this report
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