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Rapid tests for Green Pass to be ready within two weeks, health official says

Head of public health services in the Health Ministry, Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, during an undated government meeting. (Knesset Spokesperson)
Head of public health services in the Health Ministry, Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, during an undated government meeting. (Knesset Spokesperson)

The head of public health services in the Health Ministry, Sharon Alroy-Preis, tells a Knesset panel that rapid tests for use at entry to events as part of the Green Passport program should be ready within two weeks.

However, Alroy-Preis warns that overreliance on these tests will overwhelm the healthcare system, which will slow response times as a result.

She says these rapid tests are only meant for those who cannot get vaccinated due to extenuating circumstances, such as an allergy to one of the ingredients in the vaccine.

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