Israel Tightens Restrictive Measures Due to Outbreak of COVID-19
OREANDA-NEWS. The Israeli authorities are again tightening quarantine requirements due to outbreaks of coronavirus in certain areas of the country, mandatory wearing of masks is returning at the airport, according to the Ministry of Health.
The ministry said in a statement: “Following the increase in the incidence of coronavirus and recent outbreaks in various parts of the country, the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Professor Hezi Levy, signed an amendment to the Public Health Law, according to which a fine of 5,000 shekels (more than $ 1.5 thousand) could be imposed on parents and guardians of children under 12 years of age if the minor lives with them and violates isolation."
In addition, the Ministry of Health is returning the requirement for mandatory wearing of masks at the international airport, at border crossings and in places of medical care. People who have a vaccination certificate or a certificate of a past illness can now be quarantined if they have come into contact with a sick strain of the delta coronavirus.
In addition, according to media reports, Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz said that the possibility of postponing the opening of the country's borders to vaccinated tourists arriving on an individual basis, which was previously planned for July 1, is being discussed.
Almost all quarantine restrictions due to the coronavirus in Israel were lifted from June 1, in particular, the requirements regulating the number of people indoors and outdoors were removed. Since June 15, citizens have been allowed not to wear masks indoors.