Coronavirus: Israel Will Require Quarantine For Everyone Entering The Country
March 9, 20203:12 PM ET
Israel is taking the extraordinary step of requiring a 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday. Israel has reported nearly 40 cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
In a brief video announcing the new policy, Netanyahu said the decision was a difficult one to make. He added that the policy will force people flying into Israel to enter a two-week home quarantine period and that it will be in effect for two weeks.
“Foreign nationals who cannot self-quarantine will be refused entry,” NPR’s Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem. He adds, “All Israelis returning from abroad must self-quarantine.”