Faced with the resurgence of the epidemic and new studies which demonstrate the dangerousness of the Delta variant, Israel, the most advanced country in terms of vaccination, will impose new health restrictions. They will come into force in August.
Israeli authorities announced on Tuesday evening that new measures to tackle the coronavirus epidemic will be taken. For international travelers, quarantine will now be mandatory, for most countries in the world, even if they are vaccinated.
The quarantine period will be 7 days as decided in July, and will be over if the PCR test is negative. From now on, public places will also be subject to a health pass if they experience an attendance of more than 100 people in a closed place.
Wearing a mask will also be compulsory in outdoor areas with more than 100 people. These measures are also in addition to the 3rd dose of vaccine campaign launched on Friday for those over 60, which has already benefited more than 110,000 elderly people according to the Ministry of Health.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett who accompanied his mother on Tuesday who was receiving a third dose of the vaccine called on Israeli citizens to be vaccinated.
“I ask you all; children, grandchildren, fathers and mothers to go and vaccinate you, ”he said, according to a statement from his office.
With these new restrictions which will come into force on August 8, the country intends to decrease the curve of the spread of the coronavirus in the country which has increased with the new Delta variant.
In the past 24 hours, Israel has recorded 3,818 cases of Covid, a record since March, and the country has 422 people hospitalized, 221 of whom are in serious condition.