As Omicron Spreads, Israel Keeps Changing Its COVID Rules. What's the Logic Behind It?

Masks, tests, travel bans: Your guide to Israel's ever-changing COVID regulations, and the strategy behind them

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Coronavirus regulations in Israel have been changing at a dizzying pace since the omicron variant arrived, making it hard for the public to keep track of and observe them. But are the government’s decisions based solely on epidemiological considerations? And is there any real strategy behind them, or are they simply reactions to a rapidly changing situation?

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