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Coronavirus: Old Green Pass extended as health ministry’s website crashes

CM 03/10/2021


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The Health Ministry’s ‘traffic light’ website and app where Israelis can download their Green Pass both crashed Sunday due to an overload of traffic as the new system came into effect and the coronavirus cabinet was set to meet later in the day to discuss the country’s situation.
According to the new rules, only people who were inoculated with a booster, received their second dose or recovered within the previous six months, or got a shot after recovering from the disease can obtain the Green Pass.
As the system kicked in on Sunday, over 1.5 million Israelis lost their eligibility – also considering that the document is only available a full week after the booster.

The Green Pass grants access to several venues and activities, as well as to some workplaces. A temporary one can be obtained by undergoing a test.
All individuals who are eligible are required to download the new document.

A woman shows her green passport at the Khan theater in Jerusalem on February 23, 2021. (credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)A woman shows her green passport at the Khan theater in Jerusalem on February 23, 2021. (credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

In light of the problems in the system, the ministry said that for the next few days, the old one will still be accepted in the upcoming few days. No exact deadline was specified.
Also on Sunday, the number of serious patients remained stable at just below 590 for the second day in a row, confirming the trend downward.
Some 1,709 new cases were registered on Saturday, the lowest figure in over a month, with about 113,000 people screened.
Overall, the country has about 43,000 active cases, almost half of those at the peak of the fourth wave in August.
Around 22,000 of the active cases are registered among school children after school fully reopened on Thursday after the Jewish holidays.
Another 70,000 students are currently in isolation after been exposed to a verified patient.
In the next two weeks, the Health and Education ministries are set to finish testing the Green Class program to drastically change the quarantine requirements in schools: if the new outline is approved, only children who are infected will need to remain at home, while those who come in contact with a case will undergo a PCR test, a rapid test every day for a week and then another PCR test but will be able to continue to attend school in person unless they come out positive.
As the health trends appear encouraging, the cabinet is not expected to approve any new restriction on Sunday night, when it convenes after over a month. 

Source: Jerusalem Post

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