Ministers are now considering health officials’ proposal for stages of exiting the ongoing national closure.
According to Channels 12 and 13, the stages are as follows:
- February 23: Opening of street shops, malls, gyms, culture and sporting events, museums, libraries and hotels, in accordance with health rules.
Conditions: At least 3 million Israelis have received 2nd vaccine shot; at least 90% of over 50s are vaccinated; 900 or fewer COVID-19 patients are in serious condition; a virus basic reproduction number of less than 1 (meaning every infected person infects fewer than one other person on average).
- March 9: Opening of cafes and small restaurants, hotels, attractions, conferences and event venues.
Conditions: At least 4 million Israelis have received 2nd vaccine shot; at least 95% of over 50s are vaccinated; the number of patients in serious condition is stable, without a rise; virus basic reproduction number is stable.