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PM, health minister agree to ditch cap on outdoor events as COVID cases plummet

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox students attend a conference at the Jerusalem on October 3, 2021. (Arie Leib)
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox students attend a conference at the Jerusalem on October 3, 2021. (Arie Leib)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz have agreed to scrap coronavirus limits on outdoor gatherings, a statement from the premier’s office says.

The Prime Minister’s Office says the cap of 5,000 people at outdoor events will be lifted, with no further limits on capacity.

Gatherings will still have to operate under Green Pass rules requiring people to present proof of immunity or a negative COVID-19 test to enter.

The move comes as Israel exits its fourth major coronavirus wave, with morbidity figures plummeting over the past month.

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