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More than 5,600 Israel soldiers quarantined over coronavirus fears

Israeli soldiers stand guard after an Israeli solider was found dead in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on 8 August 2019 [Mosab Shawer/Apaimges]
Israeli soldiers stand guard in the West Bank on 8 August 2019 [Mosab Shawer/Apaimges]

Israeli newspaper Maariv reported that 5,639 Israeli soldiers are currently in quarantine for fears they might have the coronavirus.

Ten soldiers are already confirmed to have contracted the virus and are being treated.

According to the Ministry of Health’s policy, “people who return to Israel from anywhere in the world must be placed under home isolation for 14 days counting from their date of return.”

Last week the Israeli army instructed all soldiers to return to their barracks and remain there for at least one month to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

To date, 433 soldiers have been infected by the new pandemic.

READ: Israel bars entry to foreigners over coronavirus

Israel fights with coronavirus fears - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israel fights with coronavirus fears – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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