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Israel sets up rapid COVID test stations nationwide

Israel has set up rapid coronavirus testing stations across the country, the Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service says, as the government tries to stave off another pandemic lockdown.

“Following a request from the Ministry of Health, Magen David Adom on Sunday opened 120 rapid detection stations,” an MDA statement says.

The testing centers are aimed at the non-vaccinate who need a health pass to enter certain venues. Results are received in 15 minutes.

Since this morning, unvaccinated people must present a negative COVID-19 test less than 24 hours old, and this rule will be extended to children under 12 from August 20.

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