Residents of Binyamina were urged to get tested for the virus to prevent further spread. After an outbreak was recorded in the city of Modi’in late last week, also at a local school, Mayor Haim Bibas said some families violated coronavirus quarantine imposed on them upon their arrival from abroad.
On Friday, passengers arriving at the Ben Gurion International Airport left without being tested as required by law for all recent arrivals. Source
Officials added that manpower at the airport’s testing sites will be bolstered to prevent such delays.
The ministry claimed they excused only people who arrived from countries with low contagion rates and that the long lines of people waiting to get tested were also a source of concern due to overcrowding. Long lines were blamed on the mishap caused by numerous flights arriving at the same time, prompting the concern of some passengers who feared they would not be able to get home before the Sabbath.
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