By Mustafa Deveci and Esat Firat

JERUSALEM

Israelis violating a coronavirus quarantine could face up to seven years in prison, the Health Ministry said Thursday.

In a statement, the ministry said around 50 people who had visited East Asian countries did not follow a 14-day quarantine procedure after their return.

Those who violate the self-quarantine in their homes out of negligence will be sentenced to three years, the statement said.

The ministry also called on Israelis to report those who are not following quarantine instructions.

On Tuesday, the Interior Ministry announced that foreigners who had visited Thailand, Singapore and Hong

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