Coronavirus: Knesset okays electronic bracelet for returnees from abroad

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Parked airplanes at Ben Gurion airport, as most flights have been cencelled in order to prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus. April 06, 2020. Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** שדה תעופה ריק מטוסים מטוס קורונה בן גוריון נתבג

JPost: All returnees from abroad can be required to wear an electronic bracelet to ensure that they isolate at home or to quarantine in a hotel, a bill approved by the Knesset on Wednesday stated, while the number of serious patients and the COVID-19 reproduction rate dropped to their lowest level in months.

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Romans 13:1

The legislation passed authorized the government to decide that those who enter the country from abroad or from specific countries will need to choose between the two options, except for children under the age of 14 and other special humanitarian cases.

At the moment, all people entering the country are required to isolate, unless they present a vaccination or a recovery certificate issued by the Health Ministry. Those who got inoculated or recovered abroad can be released from the quarantine if they undergo a serological test to prove their level of antibodies.

Electronic devices have already been used for the purpose of ensuring that people do not break the quarantine for several weeks on a voluntary basis.

Quarantine hotels to close as ministers advance electronic bracelet bill | The Times of Israel

According to the bill, the operation is carried out by private companies on behalf of the ministry. The company will inform the authorities if the person appears to leave their house. Read More 

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