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Coronavirus cabinet convenes to debate entry restrictions amid Omicron fears

Israel’s coronavirus cabinet convenes to debate new restrictions on entry to the country, after a case of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 was discovered in Israel and fears that it could already be spreading in the population.

Ministers are expected to vote on a complete closure of Israel to tourists and foreign residents, several news outlets report.

Beyond the airport, another area of concern is the education system, where health officials fear the outbreak could be most prominent.

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