Israel will start building a new cement-like pipe at the Ben-Fassil airport on the west bank next week, in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The pipe will be used to replace the old ones which were being dismantled, as well as for sewer connections.
It is expected to cost around $10 million.
Israelis are being told to stay away from the new pipe, which will be fitted with a metal detector to check for foreign substances.
The pipes, which have been used for decades to treat wastewater from sewage treatment plants, will also be fitted in areas where there are no existing pipes, to prevent the spread.
The airport is one of the busiest in Israel, where more than 30,000 people are infected with the virus.
In addition to the new pipes, the Ben Fassil International Airport Authority said in a statement that it would expand its emergency services to handle more passengers.
“We are committed to the safety and security of our passengers, the airport and its surroundings, and we will increase the number of emergency services that are on standby to respond to any emergencies,” the airport authority said.
A total of 1,977 people have died in Israel from coronaviruses, according to the World Health Organization, although the country has recorded fewer than 100 new cases in recent weeks.
The number of confirmed cases has dropped to 9.3, while deaths have fallen to 5,955.
The latest flare-up of the coronavivirus has been blamed on an increase in cases in a community in southern Israel where a family was forced to flee their home last week.
The virus has been causing outbreaks in Israel since March, and some of the worst have been in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israel has reported 4,049 cases of coronaviral illness in its health ministry, while the United Nations has warned of the threat of a “significant increase” in the number and severity of infections.
The new outbreak in Israel comes after more than a dozen cases were confirmed in Israel’s southern border area of the West Bank last week, while three people were admitted to hospital after contracting the coronovirus in the WestBank.