June 23, 2021 – 21:49
Israel announced on Wednesday (June 23rd) that it will delay facilitating the entry of individual tourists due to concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. This country warned that it could take other measures to prevent the spread of this variant.
“Due to concerns about the possible spread of the Delta variant, the government has postponed the entry of individual tourists until August 1,” the Israeli Ministry of Tourism said.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday that if more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 are registered every day for a week, then indoor masking will be restored.
His warning came after Israel registered over 100 new cases for the third day in a row.
Bennett also said the number of PCR tests will increase, and measures will be stepped up for people violating quarantine.
At the height of the pandemic outbreak in January, Israel recorded about 10,000 daily cases.
In many parts of the world great concerns have been raised about a new wave of infections due to the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is believed to be more contagious than other variants.
But, the World Health Organization has said that in general the vaccines against this variant remain very effective./REL