TEL AVIV, July 22 (Hfrance. en) - Israel on Thursday announced its intention to allow only people found to be immune to COVID-19 or who have recently tested negative to enter certain public spaces such as restaurants, gymnasiums and synagogues after an increase in cases of coronavirus.
The government had deletedMost of the restrictions on coronaviruses after a rapid vaccination campaign that brought down infections and deaths.
The easing of restrictions included 'abandonment of a "Green Pass " program which only allowed people vaccinated or cured of COVID-19 to enter certain public spaces.
But some measures have already been reinstated, including the wearing of protective masks indoors and stricter entry conditions for inbound travelers, due to the rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus.
In a further tightening of the es measure, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's office has said the Green Pass program will be back in effect from of July 29, pending government approval.
"The (Green Pass) will apply to eventscultural and sporting events, gymnasiums, restaurants and dining halls, conferences, tourist attractions and places of worship, "Bennett's office said in a statement following a meeting of his " coronavirus cabinet ".
Entrance to events with more than 100 participants will only be allowed for " the vaccinated, recovered and those with a negative test result who are aged 12 and over. "
Under what Bennett calls a " soft removal "policy , his government wants Israelis to learn to live with the virus - involving as few restrictions as possible and avoiding a fourth national lockdown that could further hurt the economy. rea d more
More than 56% of the 9.3 million inhabitants of Israelare fully vaccinated, and severe cases have remained lower than in previous waves of infection. Report by Rami Ayyub, edited by Timothy Heritage
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