Published: 2022-01-09 18:26
Last Updated: 2022-01-23 17:05
The Israeli Occupation Ministry of Health said that it is considering reducing the period of quarantine from 10 to five days. This comes at a time the country is preparing for mass quarantines to combat the Omicron variant.
However, the decision will be made based on the findings of a research which will be completed during the current week by Israeli Occupation public health services.
In case the experts' findings support such a step, the ministry may decide to reduce quarantine for those vaccinated and infected with COVID-19 to five days.
As for those infected with the virus but are unvaccinated, the quarantine period will be from a week to 14 days.
Currently, those vaccinated who test positive for the virus must isolate until they test negative.
Earlier, Israeli Occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that a fourth COVID-19 jab will be given to people over 60 and health workers amid a surge driven by the Omicron variant.
"The Omicron wave is here and we must protect ourselves," Bennett told a news conference.
He said the health ministry had approved the booster jab for people over 60 and health workers.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli Occupation has confirmed 1,494,268 cases and 8,259 deaths.