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3 IDF soldiers suspected of carrying Omicron COVID variant

Ben Gurion International Airport on November 28, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Ben Gurion International Airport on November 28, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

According to the IDF Home Front Command, three IDF soldiers who recently returned from abroad are suspected of being infected by the COVID Omicron variant.

So far, 7 Israelis have been confirmed to have the new variant, which has prompted global travel bans and led Israel to shut its doors once again to tourists. Several dozen more are suspected of potentially having the mutation, pending final lab results.

The three soldiers purportedly returned recently from a vacation to France, and are currently staying in a quarantine hotel and awaiting their results.

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