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Government to expand number of rapid COVID testing stations

Healthcare workers test a child for coronavirus at a Maccabi drive through complex in Modiin on August 15, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
Healthcare workers test a child for coronavirus at a Maccabi drive through complex in Modiin on August 15, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

Due to high demand across the country, the number of rapid COVID testing stations will be expanded further.

Today marked the first day children ages 3-12 became required to show a “Green Pass” in order to enter most public attractions. Since those under 12 cannot be vaccinated, they can only receive a Green Pass with a negative test.

The government announced that last week that all tests for those under 12 will be free, but reports from across the country indicated long lines and problems at the testing stations.

The Health Ministry says it will work to “expand the number of stations and widen their distribution in areas with particularly high demand.”

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