Israel announced it blocked its citizens from travelling to southern Africa on Thursday and banning foreigners from entering the region, citing.
On Israel's travel list of the highest-risk countries included: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and South Africa.
Israelis cannot travel to countries "red", unless they don't get special permission from the health ministry.
In a statement made by the government explaining the measures, the Israeli Prime Minister's office said that 7-Seater African nations would not be allowed to enter Israel.
Should Israelis return home from those countries, they must spend time in a quarantine after arrival for between 7 and 14 days.
The variant - known as B.1.1.529 - has a "very unusual constellation of mutations" - which are concerning because they could help it evade the body's immune response and make it more transmissible", said a news conference in South Africa.
There have been a total of a hundred samples confirmed in South Africa as B.1.1.529, but with Botswana and Hong Kong on the other hand, the variant is found in the Hong Kong case and the case in which the case is based on the case of a woman whose name was the passport of South Africa.
In all, the Israeli government has recorded 1,3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 8,000 died since the pandemic began.
According to the health ministry, around 57 percent of Israel's population of 9.4 million is fully vaccinated.
In the past two weeks, the "R", or replication rate of the virus, who had remained below one for two months, began to rise and reached the threshold, indicating that the virus could continue spreading exponentially.
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