Israel bans non-citizens, sends Israelis to hotels
January 1, 2021
Israel on Monday decided to ban the entry of all non-citizens into the country for the next 10 days in a bid to keep a new mutated version of the coronavirus from reaching the country. It also decided to send citizens to coronavirus hotels to quarantine.
“We have, at the moment, a new pandemic that is spreading, with a virus which we do not yet know about. This mutation could also be coronavirus 2,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
“Therefore, I decided last night — and we implemented today — to close the skies of the State of Israel. Foreign nationals will not enter the...