FAST FIVE: Israel To Conduct COVID "Genetic Scanning" For All Inbound Air Passengers
It's considered a huge and experimental high tech step in screening inbound passengers for coronavirus infections at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
Image via Reuters Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made the announcement at a meeting of his cabinet on Sunday, confirming plans to eventually deploy it at Ben Gurion. “We are working on a scanning system for everyone who comes into Israel,” Bennett said.
The statements were reportedly not intended to be made public, but were leaked to local Israeli media.
However, no further details on how the 'genetic scanning' will work were given, nor whether there might be an opt-out mechanism.
The initiative suggests that for any foreign traveler entering Israel, they will have to agree to hand over their personal genetic data to potentially be stored by the Israeli government for all time. Tyler Durden Mon, 09/13/2021 – 04:15.