The Health Ministry is considering adding Washington, DC, New York and California to the list of places requiring quarantine. Israelis returning from these locations or foreign travelers from these states will be required to enter quarantine for 14 days, if the Health Ministry decides.In an interview with Israel's Channel 12, Moshe Bar Siman Tov said that the ministry is still discussing such a decision and will only decide late Saturday night or Sunday. He made clear that Israel is not looking at the United States as country, but at each US state individually. Belgium and the Netherlands, are also being considered for quarantine. The ministry is waiting to receive news about the coronavirus situation in all of these countries before making a decision, Channel 12 reported.Other Western nations, such as Norway,
The Health Ministry is working to make these kinds of decisions in close cooperation with the National Security Council.