Israeli people are "partying" like 2019, when most mature population has vaccines Covid-19 and many limitations have been removed.

Crowded restaurants, music performances, bars and hotels are open to people who can present vaccination certificates.


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New cases have dropped sharply - from the highest level of nearly 10,000 cases a day to about 140 cases, serious cases in many hospitals dropped to a digit level.

"It seems that it will disappear," said Sarah Goldstain, 24, said when he raised his face to the sky at Mamilla Shopping Center in Jerusalem.

A beach bar in Tel Aviv on April 19.

Israeli medical authorities quickly stressed that the pandemic has not finished.

But even careful epidemiologists also said that Israel could be "easier to breathe" and the country was showing what other countries could expect if they continued vaccination.

Hagai Levine, epidemiologist at Hebrew-Hadassah University and Chairman of Israeli Public Health Association, emphasized: "We need to be wary. It is always possible that we will see the outbreaks

Therefore, Israelis is now "cage book".

On April 19, Tzuriel Arviv sat drinking beer on the beach in Tel Aviv with a friend, starting to forget the habits he had to learn in the pandemic.

The 19-year-old soldier said he several times was fined 150 USD because of violating travel restrictions in three times the nationwide Israeli.

Shlomit Dagan, 52, burst into tears in the lobby of Cameri Theater, when she was about to watch the first play for months.


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Israel for other countries the lesson about patience, when these countries are low rambling waiting for new cases to drop.

But suddenly, an important measure is "infection rate", said a person spreads viruses to many others, beginning to decrease.

"We quickly vaccinate people, but at the same time we still have to deal with the number of new cases every day," said Israeli Medical Minister Yuli Edelstein in an interview.

People relax in public places in Tel Aviv on April 19.

Israel's world-leading vaccination campaign brought hope for countries lagging behind.

Edelstein did not say Israel had achieved "community immunization".

"We are coming very close to community immunity," Yoram Weiss, director of Hadassah University Health Center in Jerusalem, said.

But despite the opening of the economy, Israel did not provide a large-scale vaccine for 5 million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.

At the beginning of the week, 72,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccine came to the West Coast and Gaza in the framework of the Global Covax Program.

"We are far away from that goal, not due to government errors, but due to the delay of vaccine manufacturing companies," Yasser Buzaih, who is in charge of the vaccine program at the Ministry of Health Palestine, said.