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Government submits bill for electronic monitoring of quarantined returning Israelis

The government has submitted the text of a bill that will allow it electronically monitor returning Israelis who are required to quarantine after arriving from abroad.

Those refusing the use of electronic bracelets or other tracking means for the duration of their quarantine period will be forced to isolate in government-run hotels, the bill says.

It further says the tracking information on an individual will be deleted in real-time, so long as the person does not break quarantine.

The Knesset is set to debate the bill on Monday.

This past Monday saw the beginning of a pilot program for electronic bracelets. Around 100 people are participating in the program. The bracelets will monitor their location to ensure they are adhering to Health Ministry guidelines through their two-week quarantine period.

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