Jerusalem. Israel lifted its travel ban on Wednesday to dozens of European and African countries, including Italy and Germany, despite the country’s rate of coronavirus infections continuing to rise.
On the other hand, the cabinet team in charge of responding to Covid-19 decided to include Mexico on the red list, adding it to a travel ban that includes the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Israel largely closed its borders for travel following the appearance of the omicron variant last month, but daily infections have doubled in the past week, despite a successful vaccination campaign.
More than 4.2 of the 9.3 million Israelis have received a booster vaccine against the coronavirus since it was authorized in July. Earlier this week, a major hospital began a trial to study the effect of a fourth dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine on medical personnel.
The trial, believed to be the first study of its kind, began at the Sheba Medical Center, located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, with 150 medical staff receiving a fourth dose of the developed COVID-19 vaccine. by Pfizer and BioNTech, after receiving the booster dose in August. Personnel who received the additional dose were tested and found to have low antibody levels.
Israel has recorded at least 8,243 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic nearly two years ago.
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