According to a fresh set of reports, Israelis who refrain from taking the booster shot will now lose their Green Pass status, under the new government mandate.

Although not immediately confirmed by Health authorities, starting October 3, anyone who has not received a booster six months after receiving a second vaccine dose will no longer have a Green Pass, which is needed to enter some venues and events, and instead will have to present a negative test result. The new rules will also require those who recovered from COVID to get a booster to be eligible for the Green Pass.

Source: Times of Israel (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

As per local reports, those who have their Green Pass revoked next week will have to quarantine for at least a week if they were in contact with someone confirmed to have contracted coronavirus. With this deadline, over a million Israelis are set to lose the Green Pass when the new rules take effect Sunday. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Bennett’s tiff with Health officials continued to grow as he said, “I greatly respect the medical experts and value their professional work, but placing new restrictions on Israel’s citizens is not the policy of this government. Despite the pressures, we will refrain at this stage from placing new restrictions on the population.”

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