Israel will ban foreigners from entering the country for 14 days to prevent new types of corona. This information was given in the report of BBC online on Sunday quoting the local media.
At the same time, local media reported that Israel would use surveillance measures to stop the spread of the new type of corona.
The Israeli cabinet will approve the ban. The ban could take effect at midnight local time today after cabinet approval.
The new type of corona is called ‘Omicron’.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the new corona, the first known type in South Africa, according to Greek letters. Initially the type was named ‘B.1.1.529’.
The new type of corona was announced as a matter of concern after an emergency virtual meeting of the WHO Technical Advisory Group.
Concerns have been raised around the world about the new type of corona. Countries around the world are on high alert. Countries in Asia and Europe have started taking steps like travel bans and various restrictions in South African countries.
An omikron type of corona has been identified in Israel. This information has been confirmed by Israel. Following this incident, Israel has started taking various precautionary measures.
Israel’s Corona cabinet held an emergency meeting on Saturday night. At the meeting, the cabinet agreed to impose several new restrictions. These restrictions will now be finalized at a larger cabinet meeting.
Under the new restrictions, Israeli expatriates who have been vaccinated must observe a three-day mandatory quarantine to enter Israel. And those who have not been vaccinated will have to observe seven days of compulsory quarantine.
Earlier in the day, Israeli authorities listed 50 African countries as “red”. Israeli nationals traveling to Israel from these countries will have to undergo quarantine and coronary examination at government-approved hotels.
In Israel, more than 1.3 million people have been infected with corona, and more than 6,000 have died.