Thousands of Israelis who entered country since October had COVID — TV

Thousands of Israelis who returned to the country between late October and early December were diagnosed with COVID-19 soon after their arrival, reports Channel 13.

The network quotes a Health Ministry report that was submitted to the high-level coronavirus cabinet.

Among those tested upon arrival from abroad, 10 percent of returnees from Turkey tested positive, as did 17% of those from Bulgaria; 3% from the UAE; 8% from Russia; and 2% from the United States.

Travelers at the departure hall at Ben Gurion Airport, on December 14, 2020. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)