The Israeli Ministry of Health announced this morning, Friday, that three cases of infection with a new mutation of Covid-19, which recently spread in South Africa, have been diagnosed.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held an additional consultation tonight (Thursday, November 25, 2021), on the new coronavirus variant “B.1.1529” that was recently discovered in South Africa, and new decisions were taken that included declaring the following countries at this stage as “countries”. Red: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini.
Among the Israeli government’s decisions is also that foreigners from these countries will not be allowed to enter Israel.
All returnees from these countries, including those who have been vaccinated with a third vaccine, will also be required to undergo isolation in Corona virus hotels for seven days, and they will be released after they undergo two tests of the “polymerase chain reaction” and the result is negative, and passengers who refuse to submit will be required To be tested by undergoing a 14-day isolation in a Corona Virus Hotel.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will conduct regular assessments of the situation on the “B.1.1529” variant with specialists from the Ministry of Health, with the aim of closely monitoring the spread of the new variant and preventing its spread in Israel.
Yesterday, Thursday, scientists announced the discovery of a new mutant of Covid-19 in South Africa, the African country most affected by the epidemic, which is witnessing a new increase in the number of infections, and virologist Tulio de Oliveira said, in a press conference, “Unfortunately, we have discovered a new worrying mutant in southern Africa. Africa”.