Members of the Corona Cabinet confirmed last night (Wednesday) the recommendation of the Committee for the Classification of Countries in the Ministry of Health, according to which Mexico will be added to the list of red states. This decision will take effect starting tomorrow (the night between Wednesday and Thursday) at midnight, subject to the approval of the Knesset’s Constitution Committee.
The committee’s recommendation was also approved to remove the following countries from the list of red countries and transfer them to the list of oranges: Italy, Uganda, Seychelles, Angola, Ireland, Aswatini, Eritrea, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Belgium, Benin, Ghana, Gabon, Djibouti , Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Germany, Denmark, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Liberia, Lesotho, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mali, Madagascar, Mozambique, Mozambique, Norway, Niger, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Saint Helena (UK), Finland, Chad, Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Comoros, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Reunion ( France), Rwanda, Central African Republic, Sweden. This decision took effect from tonight (Tuesday to Wednesday) at midnight.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the policy of reducing contacts in the education system, according to which:
• Fifth- and sixth-grade students in red cities, in whose class a verified coronavirus student was discovered, will move on to learning in a reduced-contact format (online learning / open-air learning).
• First- and fourth-grade students in red cities, whose class has been found to be a verified corona virus student, will move on to learning as a form of contact reduction (online learning / open-air learning) as much as possible.
- These decisions took effect from tonight (Tuesday to Wednesday) at midnight, until Sunday, January 9, 2021 and will be discussed tomorrow in the Knesset Education Committee.
The Ministerial Committee also approved that returning passengers from red states will perform a corona test and stay in home isolation (signing the agreement) until a negative result is obtained, in accordance with the update of the isolation policy set today.
- Passengers who refuse to sign the agreement will remain in solitary confinement at the motel until the test result is received.
This decision will take effect starting tomorrow (the night between Wednesday and Thursday) at midnight, subject to the approval of the Knesset’s Constitution Committee.