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West Bank Workers Entering Israel will be Required to Test for COVID-19

Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus throughout the West Bank and the increasing morbidity rates in the area and in Israel as a whole, the Defense Ministry has decided to start imposing mandatory coronavirus tests in border crossings for work permit holders entering Israel from the West Bank, COGAT spokesperson's office announced on Wednesday.

Workers entering Israel who refuse to be tested would be prohibited from entering the country. The Home Front Command's "Alon" coronavirus HQ and the Civil Administration in COGAT will be tasked with managing the tests.

Authorities have had trouble grasping the entire scope of morbidity rates in the West Bank for several reasons—the main issues being the lack of enforcement in the area and the phenomenon of fake medical documents becoming more popular and reaching Israel. (JPost / VFI News)

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