Health Ministry said seeking to restrict outdoor events, require masks if over 100 people

During today’s coronavirus meeting, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked claims “the only way” Israel can avoid a fourth national lockdown is to vaccinate a million people in a week, according to Channel 12 news.

The network quotes Shaked expressing agreement with former IDF general Roni Numa, who is in charge of COVID policy at Ben Gurion Airport, calling for a lockdown so Israel can vaccinate more people and build up a rapid testing apparatus.

Shaked is a member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party.

The report also says the Health Ministry is seeking to expand use of the Green Pass to all venues and ages, restrict large open-air gatherings and require masks at outdoor events with over 100 people, and further expand the list of destinations from where arriving travelers must quarantine, among other measures.

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