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Quarantine hotels to close as ministers advance electronic bracelet bill

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04.03.2021

Ministers are expected to vote next week on advancing legislation requiring those returning to Israel to self-isolate at home with an electronic bracelet, as the law forcing returnees to stay in government-run quarantine hotels expires Sunday.

Due to the uncoordinated schedules, there may be a period of time where returnees will be sent to home isolation, without any additional supervision, Channel 12 reported Thursday.

According to a draft of the bill, those who refuse to wear a bracelet, or are unable to self-isolate at home, will be required to stay at one of the government-run quarantine hotels as an alternative.

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Additionally, ministers will vote on lowering the age for those who will be required to be under electronic supervision, from 18 down to 14.

Around 100 people participated in an electronic bracelet pilot program last week. The bracelets monitored their location to ensure they adhered to Health Ministry guidelines through their two-week quarantine period. Passengers arriving on a flight from Frankfurt take part in the pilot program of wearing electronic bracelets upon arrival in Israel, on March 01, 2021. (Tomer........

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