Israel’s Corona Cabinet approved the new outline for reopening air travel to and from the country beginning March 7, allowing for thousands of stranded citizens to return home, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.
However, as the authority over the subject was handed to Transportation Minister Miri Regev, she lowered the entry limit from 3,000 per day to 1,000 — the reason being, according to outlet Ynet, to dodge the blame in case new coronavirus mutations entered the country.
The cabinet convened earlier in the afternoon to deliberate the outline formulated by the National Security Council.
However, Hebrew media reported that the Health Ministry rejected many of the body’s proposals, demanding a tougher outline.
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