El Al flight attendant returns to Israel after 2-week Omicron quarantine in China

An El Al flight attendant lands in Israel after two weeks in a quarantine facility in China following a positive test result for the Omicron coronavirus variant after landing in China, Hebrew media reports.

The woman has returned after reportedly being cleared by the embassy in Beijing and the consulate in Guangzhou, following diplomatic efforts by the Foreign Ministry and El Al.

The woman had reportedly tested negative twice for COVID-19 before departing on a cargo flight to Guangzhou, but tested positive for the Omicron strain after landing.

In accordance with China’s policy of aiming for zero cases, the flight attendant was promptly taken to a hospital quarantine facility.

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