Sumary of Israel ‘pass’ returns, Indonesia cases up:
- Camera IconIsraeli PM Naftali Bennett says the “green pass” program will be back in force from July 29. Credit: EPAShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkIsrael is reintroducing its “green pass” system amid rising COVID-19 infection figures while Indonesia has registered its worst single-day coronavirus-linked death toll.
- Authorities in Israel announced plans on Thursday to allow only people who are deemed immune to COVID-19 or have recently tested negative to enter some public spaces such as restaurants, gyms and synagogues.
- The government had removed most coronavirus restrictions after a rapid vaccination drive that pushed down infections and deaths.
- The easing of restrictions included dropping a “green pass” program that had allowed only people who had been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 to enter some public spaces.
- More than 56 per cent of Israel’s 9.3 million population is fully vaccinated and serious cases have remained lower than during previous waves of infection.
- Indonesia recorded more than 1449 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, its worst single-day death toll.
- The country reported 49,509 coronavirus cases overnight, taking the total number of confirmed infections to more than three million, according to the Health Ministry.
- The overall virus-related death toll stands at 79,032.Indonesia’s daily death toll has been consistently above 1000 since July 16.”This cannot continue,” said Wiku Adisasmito, spokesman for the government’s COVID-19 task force.