Ayelet Shaked: If coronavirus cases increase, flights will stop

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Ayelet Shaked: If coronavirus cases increase, flights will stop
There's a possibility of the airport closing again, Ayelet Shaked says, as COVID-19 cases rise in Israel.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
JUNE 30, 2021


If coronavirus morbidity was to dramatically increase, the possibility of closing the airport might be on the table again, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked said on Wednesday at Ben-Gurion Airport, as Israel registered almost 300 cases for the second day in a row. “The reality today is different from what it was a few months ago, and we do try to keep flights open to citizens,” Shaked noted while visiting Ben-Gurion. “It is possible that in the future, if the morbidity increases, flights will be stopped. We are currently trying to protect normal daily life.”

“If there is a significant outbreak, closing the airport is the solution,” she added. The airport has been considered Israel’s weak point in the fight against the pandemic. Traveling regulations have regularly been poorly enforced and flouted. Since taking office, the new government has vowed to fix the problems at the airport.

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