מציגים את התו הירוק במקומות בילוי
The Green Pass and a line of people outside of an event
Photo: Motti Kimchi, Getty Images
The Green Pass and a line of people outside of an event

With COVID cases low, Israel lifts more curbs on public gatherings

Bennett and Horowitz announce changes, pending approval of coronavirus cabinet, set to take effect Thursday; according to outline, maximum capacity for event halls will be raised from 400 to 600, masks not required for mass, outdoor events

Adir Yanko |
Published: 11.09.21, 15:46
With coronavirus infections remaining low, Israel announced on Tuesday its decision to scrap a host of additional restrictions on public gatherings.
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  • Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz made the announcement, which is pending the approval of the coronavirus cabinet that is set to convene later in the day.
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    מציגים את התו הירוק במקומות בילוי
    מציגים את התו הירוק במקומות בילוי
    The Green Pass and a line of people outside of an event
    (Photo: Motti Kimchi, Getty Images)
    According to the outline, all outdoor gatherings of up to 1,000 people can and events held indoors with up to 100 attendees - can now be held without the Green Pass mandate.
    The maximum capacity for event halls was raised from 400 to 600. Owners will be allowed to hold outdoor events without an attendance cap, but still require a Green Pass.
    Masks will no longer be required at mass, outdoor events with more than 100 attendees. The statement, however, said that masks will still be required for all indoor events for the time being.
    Horowitz and Bennett also agreed to work on an outline for events being held at schools.
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    Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a joint press conference
    (Photo: GPO)
    Once the changes are approved by the coronavirus cabinet later Tuesday, they will be tabled for Knesset's Law and Constitution Committee on Thursday, which is when they are expected to take effect.
    In the meantime, the Health Ministry on Tuesday morning reported that 564 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed the previous day. With 86,479 tests conducted on Monday, the infection rate now stands at 0.66%.
    Out of 6,198 active patients, 161 are in serious condition, with 107 connected to ventilators. Since the start of the pandemic, 8,124 Israelis have succumbed to the virus.



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