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Health Ministry chief: We may need to limit gatherings of unvaccinated

Health Ministry Director General Chezy Levy speaks in Jerusalem on February 10, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Health Ministry Director General Chezy Levy speaks in Jerusalem on February 10, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Outgoing Health Ministry director general Chezy Levy says that Israel may need to once again limit large gatherings, particularly among children and the unvaccinated.

In an interview with Channel 12 News, Levy says that the rise in those hospitalized with COVID is continuing, but still remains at low levels. “We’re not close to what we’ve seen in the past,” he says. “It’s nothing like the case load we had earlier.”

Following Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s comments this morning that Israel is weighing returning to the “Green Pass” system, Levy says it may make sense to once again limit large gatherings, particularly of unvaccinated children.

The Health Ministry director general, who will soon be departing his post, also says that a third booster shot for the general population will not happen before the end of the year, while an additional dose for those with compromised immune systems may happen sooner.

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