The Foreign Ministry officially asked Japan to release the 15 Israeli citizens on Wednesday from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is carrying passengers infected with coronavirus.“I will make every effort to bring home the Israelis who are on the coronavirus ship, while making sure to take the necessary steps to protect the public,” Foreign Minister Israel Katz said. CLICK on here to read more from the JPost.

El Al Israel Airlines said it was “temporarily stopping” flights to Hong Kong on Wednesday, as authorities seek to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.The national flag carrier said it would stop its six weekly flights between Ben-Gurion Airport and Hong Kong International Airport until March 20, and divert its resources to the European and North American markets. CLICK on here to read more from the JPost.

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