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Bennett backs expanding virus restrictions to health, education workers

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday backed limitations on entry to health and education institutions among other venues where the restrictions currently are in effect, his office said in a statement.

Applying the so-called Green Pass system to schools and hospitals means employees will only be granted entry to their workplaces if they have documentation showing they are vaccinated against COVID-19, have recovered from the virus, or have tested negative for the virus within the past 72 hours.

The expanded rules — which will be brought to the coronavirus cabinet later Monday for approval — will also apply to workers in all places where customers are required to abide by the Green Pass system, the Prime Minister’s Office said in its statement.

Bennet huddled with top officials including the director generals of the Health, Finance, Education, Interior Ministry, Transportation and Public Security ministries, as well as the national coronavirus project director and other officials involved in formulating virus policy, for a “comprehensive assessment regarding the fight against the coronavirus.”

The meeting also discussed preparations for the start of the school year on September 1, the preparedness of the health system, and progress in the vaccine campaign that is pushing third-dose........

© The Times of Israel

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