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The 'Green Pass'
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The 'Green Pass'

Israel extends 'Green Pass' for vaccinated through end of 2021

Extension, which Health Ministry says was made over continued decline in cases and projected efficacy of vaccine, comes as ministers approve increasing attendance limits at sports and culture events for 'Green Pass' holders

Adir Yanko |
Published: 05.05.21 , 17:00
The Health Ministry announced Wednesday that it will be extending the "Green Pass" for those who are either vaccinated against or who recovered from coronavirus until December 2021.
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    The 'Green Pass'
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    A statement from the ministry said that the extension was made under the order of Health Minister Yuli Edelstein following a continued decline in morbidity and assessments that the vaccines' protection can last at least until the end of the year.
    "I'm happy that the vaccine protects and allows us to get back to normal," said Health Ministry DG Prof. Chezy Levy.
    However, he urged Israelis to continue with precautions such as masking indoors and social distancing, "there is still not enough information on how much protection vaccines offer against coronavirus variants."
    On Tuesday, ministers voted to lift attendance limits on sports and culture events for "Green Pass" holders.
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    Hapoel Jerusalem F.C. fans cheer during Liga Leumit match with Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem
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    The new rules are set to come into effect on Thursday and remain in place until at least May 19.
    Gatherings indoors have been increased to up to 50 people, while events outdoors can now be attended by up to 500 people.
    Gyms and swimming pools will be open to everyone, regardless of whether they have a "Green Pass" or not, as long as the number of visitors is capped at one per every seven square meters of the facility's area.



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