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Starting this week on Israel, who have not received booster dose from coronavirus vaccine, they will not be able to obtain a health passport to enter closed places, a measure that will leave almost 2 million people without their “green pass” in the coming days and sparked protests in different parts of the country.

As explained by the Ministry of HealthThose who have received two doses of the vaccine, and have recovered from the coronavirus, will be issued passes valid for six months from the date of their vaccination or recovery. In this way, the authorities seek to accelerate the application of third vaccines to deal with the Delta variant of the virus, Telam reported.

Dozens of Israelis held demonstrations across the country in protest against this system, with caravans of cars obstructing morning commutes as many Israelis returned to face-to-face work on Monday, after the Jewish holidays in September.

Opponents of the system said it is a form of forced vaccination. “We are totally against any forced vaccination, or any forced medicine, and we are totally against doing something to our children and grandchildren that we do not agree with,” said Sarah Felt, who protested along the main route. what CONECT Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

More than 60% of the population of Israel have already received both doses of the vaccine Pfizer/BioNTech and almost 3.5 million of the 9.3 million citizens received a third booster dose. However, at least 2 million people were only inoculated with two doses, so they will lose the privileges granted by the green pass.

In recent months, Israel saw an increase in new cases due to the contagious Delta variant. So far, more than 70% of the 588 severe cases of coronavirus in Israeli hospitals were unvaccinated people, according to data from the Health Ministry.

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