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Israel imposes health pass on children from three years old

As part of new restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus, Israeli state has imposed the health pass on children over three years old, authorities said Wednesday evening.

Faced with an increase in contaminations in recent weeks linked to the spread of the Delta variant, the Hebrew State put in place on July 29 the health pass, called “green badge”, which allows access to certain places to fully vaccinated people, cured of Covid-19 or with a negative test.

The Israeli government has therefore extended these measures to children aged 3 to 12.

The vaccination campaign which was launched very early in Israel has made it possible to drop the number of cases. But in recent weeks the contaminations have started to rise again with the spread of the most contagious variant Delta, in unvaccinated adults but also in people vaccinated more than six months ago.

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In the past 24 hours, Israel has recorded 5,802 new cases. According to the latest official report, the country has recorded a total of 918,237 infections and 6,587 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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