Around 200 foreign nationals were denied entry to Israel following their departure from South Korea where confirmed cases of coronavirus have flooded, an Israeli paper reported Saturday.
The plane arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv late Saturday and just 12 Israelis were allowed to land, as indicated by the Jerusalem Post.
Ambulances moved Israelis home and the plane was told to return to South Korea once it completed its needs, for example, fuel and food.
The Israeli Health Ministry detailed Friday its first coronavirus case in the nation.
The deadly coronavirus, officially known as Covid-19, first appeared in Wuhan, China.
The death toll across the globe has arrived at 2,362 with the greater part in China.
There are more than 75,000 affirmed cases.