Corona Cabinet Lifts Cap on Cultural, Sports Events

Railway commuters will no longer have to buy tickets in advance starting Thursday, as the Israeli government eases Covid rules. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

In the latest decision to advance the reopening of the economy, the coronavirus cabinet voted on Tuesday to remove the limit on spectators with green passes at cultural and sports events.

Culture and Sports Minister Chili Tropper and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein endorsed the measure, which will allow those vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 to attend such events without a numerical cap.

The ministers also decided to terminate capacity limits in taxis and scrap the requirement to purchase a ticket in advance online before riding the train.

The changes are set to go into effect on Thursday, May 6, at 7 a.m.

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