Two Hundred Israelis in Quarantine After Korean Tourists Test Positive for Coronavirus

■ 200 Israel residents in quarantine after coming in contact with Korean tourist group which included people diagnosed with virus
■ A Korean plane that landed in Israel was only allowed to disembark Israeli citizens before being turned back
■ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold situation assessment with Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman

Over 200 residents of Israel who may have been in contact with South Korean nationals who tested positive to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 after returning from the Holy Land are currently in quarantine.

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Nine South Korean nationals who visited Israel and the West Bank in February have tested positive for the virus, Israel's Health Ministry said on Saturday. Israeli health authorities put in home isolation for two weeks anyone who was in close contact with the tourist group.

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11:40 A.M. Another group of South Korean tourists carrying COVID-19 could have visited Israel

Israel's health ministry is investigating new reports that another group of tourists from South Korea might have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Every month, around 5,000 South Koreans visit Israel. The welfare of Korean nationals still in Israel was a major point raised during the call held between Seoul and the Israeli diplomatic representation. South Korea raised concerns regarding the tight controls Israeli authorities are enacting on Koreans here, including strict regulations regarding accommodation.