Israel closes its borders to all foreigners to prevent the spread of Omicron

The Israeli authorities have announced that from Sunday evening they will prevent the entry of foreign citizens, in the hope of slowing the spread of the new mutant of the Corona virus “Omicron”, of which a case has been confirmed in the country.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office said in a statement: “The entry of foreign citizens in Israel is banned, except in cases approved by a special committee “, explaining that the measure will enter in force Sunday evening.

Israel is the first country to completely close its borders since the discovery of the mutated virus “Omicron”.

Fears of widespread diffusion of the “Omicron” mutant have prompted several countries in around the world to suspend flights from southern African countries, as this new Corona virus mutant has been detected, which the World Health Organization considers “alarming”.

No new mutants caused tale worry in all over the world, since the emergence of the Delta mutant.

Several Arab and Western countries continue to announce the suspension of flights from countries located south of the African continent, in which the “Omicron” mutant was detected, for fear of a wide spread of this strain, which the World Health Organization considers “alarming”. . “

And on Saturday, Britain announced the registration of the first two cases of the “Omicron” mutant on its soil, noting that the two cases have been detected. in two people from southern Africa. “We acted quickly and the two people concerned are in self-isolating while it is in contact tracing is underway, “said British Health Minister Sajid Javid in a note.

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