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Knesset panel approves start of electronic tracking for all in COVID quarantine

Travelers arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on September 10, 2021. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)
Travelers arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on September 10, 2021. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee votes to approve the electronic tracking of all citizens in mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 — and not just those who have returned from abroad.

The new measure will take effect tonight and midnight and be in effect until at least October 12, when it may be extended. All those in quarantine who own a smartphone will be requested to enable GPS tracking as well as photos and videos through an application. Those who decline or do not own a smartphone will be subject to increased enforcement of quarantine from police and border officials.

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