Isolation requirement for those returning from abroad extended

Cabinet approves extension of emergency regulations on declaration of a restricted area, restriction of activity and home isolation.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Testing at Ben Gurion Airport
Testing at Ben Gurion Airport
Tal Oz, Defense Ministry

The Cabinet, in a telephone call on Tuesday evening, approved an amendment and extension of the emergency regulations.

It was determined that the ratio of men permitted in a mikveh would be the same as the ratio for bathers in swimming pools - a ratio of no more than one person per 6sqm in water. It was stipulated that the regulations would be extended until Monday, June 15, 2020.

It was also determined that emergency regulations that permit declaration of a restricted area by the Ministerial Committee on a Restricted Area will be extended until Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

In addition, it was determined that the composition of the ministerial committee will be changed so that the Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister and the Economy Minister join the committee. It has also been determined that the decision to declare a restricted area will be made by a majority vote, with the agreement of the Prime Minister and the Alternate Prime Minister.

The Cabinet also extended until Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the regulations requiring proof of place of isolation and compliance with the isolation provisions for those returning from abroad. People who cannot maintain home isolation will continue to be referred to hotels at the expense of the state, in order to prevent infection.

The Ministry of Health called on the public to continue to be part of the effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Israel.

“Over the past week, we have experienced a slight increase in coronavirus morbidity in the country, so it is important to continue to adhere to the three basic rules: physical distancing, wearing a mask, and maintaining hygiene.”