Israel decides to ban passenger flights to curb COVID-19 spread

January 24, 2021 11:03 AM EST

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing masks push trolleys at the departures terminal as Israel's airport authority announced a pilot programme revealing what passengers leaving Israel should except as air travel gradually returns to normal after weeks of bare mi

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Sunday decided to ban incoming and outgoing passenger flights from Monday at 22:00GMT until the end of January in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and new coronavirus strains, Israel's Haaretz news website reported.

(Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Jeffrey Heller)

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