A COVID-19 mutation is spreading rapidly across the UK, which has sent that country back to tier 4 lockdowns. Viruses constantly undergo mutations, but those mutations can also make them spread faster or become more deadly. While it doesn’t appear that this mutation is more lethal, it does appear to spread up to 70% faster than it does with other strains.
In response, Israel has immediately revoked all entry permission previously granted to foreigners in the UK and has instructed airlines to deny boarding to all non-Israel citizens flying from the UK to Israel.
Airlines have also been instructed to inform returning Israeli citizens that they will be taken to government supplied COVID hotels for quarantine. Whether that will actually happen is yet to be determined, as Israeli quarantine edicts like this often take several days until they are actually implemented, if they ever are implemented.
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