PM to seek government approval to halt flights to and from Israel for 2 weeks

Prime Minister Netanyahu will seek government approval tomorrow for his plan to stop incoming and outgoing flights to Israel for two weeks, due to fears of coronavirus mutations.

A statement from his office says he and other officials reached an initial agreement this evening to halt all passenger flights and only allow people who get approval from a government committee to go to Ben Gurion Airport.

The statement says the restrictions will come into force once approved by the government, though it isn’t immediately clear if a majority of ministers will back them.

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