All Israelis returning from UK, Denmark, South Africa ordered into hotel quarantine

The coronavirus cabinet approves a measure ordering all Israelis returning from the UK, where a new, more infectious strain of the coronavirus has been identified, to enter isolation in a state-run quarantine hotel.

Ministers also approved the move for Israelis, returning from Denmark and South Africa where other possible mutations have been found.

All returnees from these countries will now be required to undergo a coronavirus test, according to Hebrew media reports.

They will need to remain in the hotels for 14 days unless they receive two negative results, which would enable them to leave after 10.