The photo shows the entrance to Israel and the resort city of Eilat at the border with the Egyptian Sinai. The Taba Border Crossing is usually quite busy.
In addition to Ben Gurion Airport, Israel on Thursday also closed all of its land crossings in an effort to prevent additional COVID-19 mutations from entering the Jewish state.
The mutations originally identified in Los Angeles, Britain and South Africa have all been found in Israel over the past two weeks. And officials warn it is only a matter of time before additional mutations occur that will eventually be immune to the current vaccines.
Internally, Israel remains on lockdown with a high rate of new daily infections.
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