The Health Ministry is now promoting a recommendation that Israelis who return to the country from Brazil isolate in coronavirus hotels after the discovery of what is considered a new Brazilian coronavirus mutation.
The recommendation is subject to the approval of the cabinet.
“We must act to prevent the entry and spread of variants in Israel,” the Health Ministry said.
The recommendation came after the variant was detected in Japan among travelers from Brazil.
The ministry said that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine appears to be effective against this variant, like it is against the British and South African mutations.