JERUSALEM-Israel reopened a large area of the economy including shopping malls and leisure facilities on Sunday. The government said that by administering the Covid-19 vaccine to almost half of the population, people began to return to routine.
The store is open to everyone, but only people with “green passes” can enter gyms, hotels and theaters: people who have been vaccinated twice a week ago or who have recovered from presumed immunity.
Pass holders can prove their identity by presenting a vaccination certificate or downloading a Ministry of Health app linked to their medical documents.
After the first documented coronavirus case in Israel in the coming year, the relief of the shoulders on Sunday is part of a government plan to open the economy more broadly next month when Prime Minister Netanyahu is re-elected.
He wrote on Twitter: “Because we have brought millions of vaccines, we are the first country in the world to be able to rejuvenate itself.”
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Wearing masks and staying away from society still work. Dancing is prohibited in the banquet hall. Synagogues, mosques or churches are required to halve their normal congregation.
Elementary school students and students in the last two years of high school returned to the level of infectious disease control in cities and towns. However, the middle school students were still in class, prompting some students to hold a sit-in protest in the mall.
Rotem Bachar, a 14-year-old demonstrator, said: “I haven’t been to school for a year.” “What’s the point of opening shopping malls to crowds, even if they are restricted to 15 to 20 students and there are other preventive measures. , We can’t attend classes either?”
The Israeli Ministry of Health says Israel has administered at least one dose of Pfizer’s vaccine to more than 46% of its 9 million population.
The Ministry of Health said on Saturday that the risk of Covid-19 among those who received the two injections had dropped by 95.8%.
At the same time, a new Israeli study of medical staff in Israel’s largest hospital shows that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer can generate a powerful immune response with only one dose.
Israel has recorded more than 740,000 cases from Covid-19 and 5,500 deaths, which has caused criticism of Netanyahu’s sometimes enforcement of three countries’ closed zones. The government has promised that there will be no fourth.
At the same time, Israel has faced international criticism for excluding Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from its highly successful vaccination campaign, which has widened the continuing inequality with Israelis long before the pandemic.