Covid: Israel reaches 2,000 cases in 24 hrs, recent record

Third Pfizer dose under consideration for over 60s

27 July, 11:53

    TEL AVIV - Concern is growing in Israel over the spread of Covid after more than two thousand infections were recorded on Monday, a total of 2.3% of over 90,000 tests, a record figure in recent months.

    At the same time, the number of seriously ill patients rose to 138, which is double compared to last week.

    On Monday, health authorities imposed new restrictions at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, in particular banning the entry of visitors into the departure and arrival halls to avoid contagion.

    In addition, the director general of the health ministry Nahman Ash announced he is considering giving a third dose of Pfizer vaccine to those over 60, even before a formal authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration.

    In the meantime, at the urging of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a vaccination campaign concentrated in the youth population is moving forward, one month prior to the reopening of schools.

    In the last two days, vaccinations with a first or a second dose totaled 40,000.

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