IDF cancels leave due to COVID; vaccinated, green units exempted

As of Monday, 2,406 IDF soldiers and workers were confirmed as infected with the novel coronavirus and 12,549 soldiers were in quarantine.

Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel on July 15, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90 (photo credit: YOSSI ZELIGER/FLASH90)
Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel on July 15, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90
(photo credit: YOSSI ZELIGER/FLASH90)
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi has ordered that soldiers in closed units be kept on base starting immediately, due to high coronavirus infection rates reported in the military recently.
All closed units will be kept on base except for units declared "vaccinated" or "green," which will operate on a normal leave schedule.
Bases that remain open have been ordered to work in capsules without any meetings between the capsules. Exceptions will be approved by the Manpower Directorate. 
As of Tuesday morning, some 2,594 IDF soldiers and workers were infected with the novel coronavirus, with one soldier in serious condition, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Some 13,157 soldiers were in quarantine.
So far, 125,536 soldiers have been vaccinated with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 25,921 have received the second dose.


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