In unprecedented move, Israelis advised to avoid all travel
abroad over virus
Health Ministry warning sees ‘high probability’ pathogen
has now spread worldwide and is no longer containable;
Israelis returning from Italy ordered to 14-day quarantine
In a dramatic statement Wednesday, Israel’s Health Ministry urged Israelis to seriously consider refraining from traveling abroad, as the country looked to isolate itself from the novel coronavirus outbreak rapidly spreading across the globe.
“If you don’t genuinely have to fly — don’t do so,” the ministry said in a travel warning.
In making the announcement, Israel became the first country to urge its citizens to refrain from international travel entirely because of the outbreak, which started in China in December and has since infected over 80,000 worldwide and claimed well over 2,000 lives, almost all of them in China.
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