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Just 200 Israelis to be allowed into country per day from next week – reports

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, and Transportation Minister Miri Regev have decided during a meeting to restrict the number of Israelis allowed to enter the country daily to 200, from next week, according to Hebrew media reports.

Ben-Gurion Airport has been mostly closed since late January, to avoid the import of coronavirus strains. Those who returned to the country were ordered by the government into state-run isolation hotels, though many managed to get a dispensation to quarantine at home.

A Knesset committee, however, has refused to extend the hotel order further, requiring the government to find other solutions.

As a result, in the interim, the government will limit the number of travelers to 200 until a legally viable monitoring system can be established, reports say.

Humanitarian exceptions will be made.

Source: TOI