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Israel said On Saturday it will bar foreigners from entering the country for two weeks after a case of the Omicron coronavirus virus was identified, making it the first country to do so under the threat of a new version of the virus.

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Israeli citizens will still be able to enter, but they will need to be quarantined for at least three days, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Times of Israel,

Israel will use phone-tracking technology from its Shin Bet internal security agency to track carriers of the Omicron variant to minimize transmission. Reuters,

The restrictions will be effective from midnight on Sunday.

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