Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu introduced Monday that anybody coming into Israel from overseas will likely be required to self-quarantine for 14 days in gentle of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.
Netanyahu’s video announcement comes after what he described as “a day of advanced discussions” amid affirmation of greater than 100,000 COVID-19 instances brought on by the coronavirus. Greater than three dozen of these instances are in Israel.
“It is a robust choice, however it’s important to take care of public well being, which takes priority over every thing,” he mentioned.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chaired a sequence of discussions right now on the #Coronavirus. Among the many subjects mentioned had been the coverage relating to folks coming into Israel from abroad, financial preparations and scientific-technological points, with the participation of specialists. pic.twitter.com/w1ddnEMvVz
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) March 9, 2020
The rule will likely be in impact for 2 weeks.
“On the similar time, we are going to make choices to safeguard the Israeli economic system,” Netanyahu added.
Israel has additionally outright forbidden entry to the nation by any nonresidents or noncitizens who’ve traveled within the final 14 days to one of many 20 international locations it’s red-flagged. To date, the U.S. will not be included amongst these international locations.
Israel has additionally banned gatherings of greater than 5,000 folks and any worldwide conferences inside its borders.
On Saturday, Italy instated obligatory self-quarantines affecting 16 million folks within the northern a part of the nation till April 3. It has the biggest outbreak outdoors of Asia, with round 6,000 confirmed instances and greater than 230 deaths.