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The variety of coronavirus instances in Israel rose to 39 from 25 on Sunday, with no deaths to date, the Well being Ministry mentioned. Some 80,000 Israelis are in self-quarantine after getting back from journey overseas.
Netanyahu spoke by phone on Sunday with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence to debate coronavirus considerations amid Israeli media studies that Israel was contemplating barring guests from elements of the USA the place the sickness has unfold.
Israeli political commentators have mentioned Netanyahu, frightened of drawing criticism from a fundamental ally, U.S. President Donald Trump, has resisted stress by Israeli public well being officers so as to add New York, the state of Washington and California to the restricted listing.
At a information convention, Netanyahu mentioned Israel was “weighing quarantine for everybody” flying into the nation.
“We’ve got reached the choice that if we take further steps, it should apply to all nations,” he mentioned. “However then again, it is vitally troublesome resolution.”
He mentioned a choice could be made on Monday in session with Israeli well being authorities and emergency authorities.
Netanyahu and Pence agreed to observe up their phone name with discussions between U.S. and Israeli well being officers on technological and scientific cooperation and methods to deal with the virus, Netanyahu’s workplace mentioned in a press release.
Israel has already ordered travellers from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Andorra, San Marino, Austria, Switzerland, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand to enter dwelling quarantine.