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US News Variant Omicron: Israel Closes its borders with foreign nationals

10:15  28 november  2021
10:15  28 november  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Israël avait rouvert ses frontières aux étrangers vaccinés le 1er novembre, une disposition qui aura tenu à peine un mois, remise en question par l'apparition du variant Omicron. AFP/ACK GUEZ © Valery Hache Israel had reopened its borders to foreigners vaccinated on November 1, a provision that has barely held a month, questioning by the appearance of the Omicron variant. AFP / ACK GUEZ Israel will prohibit from Sunday night the entry of foreign nationals on its territory in the hope of slowing the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus Omicron, one case has been confirmed in the country, announced authorities. "The entry of foreign nationals in Israel is prohibited except for cases approved by a special committee," announced the Office of the Prime Minister in a statement, stating that the measure came into effect on Sunday night. Israeli citizens vaccinated will have to present a PCR test and quarantine for three days, an extended seven-day measure for non-vaccinated, specified the statement. These decisions were taken at the end of a cabinet meeting in charge of the fight against coronavirus, and come to put an stop scratch to the reopening of the borders on 1 November, to foreign tourists vaccinated. "We are close to an emergency situation" the announcement of these measures, which must still be approved by the morning government, intervenes at a few hours from the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Hanouka, the "Festival of Lights" , which extends over eight days and during which many gatherings and festivities take place. The rules on gatherings will not be changed apart from the obligation to present a health care for events bringing together 50 people instead of 100 previously clarified the authorities. Friday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced a series of measures to identify potentially contaminated people and limit travel between Israel and the African continent, after detection in the country of a case of Omicron Variant at a traveler returning from Malawi . "We are close to an emergency (...) we will not take any risk," Bennett said, suggesting the adoption of new "strong and fast" measures on the part of his government. The Hebrew State had been one of the first countries to launch, in December 2020, a vast vaccination campaign that allowed the double vaccination of more than 5.77 million of the nine million Israelis, more than 80% of the Adults, and administration of a recall dose of four million people.

Omicron variant: 2,000 people in quarantine after two cases in a Swiss school .
According to the Swiss authorities, "This is the first measure of this magnitude" since the proven presence of Omicron, but still reduced to a handle case, in the country this week. © Provided by FranceInfo Drastic measurement in Geneva (Switzerland). Some 2,000 people, of which 1,600 children were placed in quarantine after the discovery of two cases of the variant OMICRON on one of the very famous Geneva International School, announced the Swiss health authorities Thursday, December 2.

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