They wore masks anyway: Hundreds of vaccinated people at a concert in Tel Aviv

They wore masks anyway
Hundreds of people vaccinated at a concert in Tel Aviv

Concerts with hundreds of spectators – difficult to imagine in Germany at the moment, but reality in Israel. After months of lockdowns there is now the first open air concert in Tel Aviv. Only people with a vaccination certificate have access.

Thanks to the mass vaccinations against the corona virus, a concert with hundreds of spectators took place in Israel. Around 500 people vaccinated against Covid-19 came together in a stadium in Tel Aviv on Friday. They were allowed to listen to a concert by the Israeli pop singer Ivri Lider. The stadium has space for 30,000 people, but the visitors only sat in a few blocks. They wore masks.

“That’s really cool. I’m so happy,” said concert-goer Reut Gofer when she arrived at the stadium. “I hope this is the beginning of a time when we can return to our normal lives.” The concert on Friday was the first of four such music events organized by the Tel Aviv City Council.

After a third lockdown to contain the corona pandemic, Israel began gradually easing restrictions in February. Shopping centers, fitness studios, swimming pools, hotels and some cultural institutions have already been allowed to reopen. In most cases, however, the visit is reserved for people who are immunized against the coronavirus and can therefore prove that they have been classified in the “green” category.

Israel’s vaccination campaign is extremely successful. More than half of the nine million residents have already received both doses of the corona vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer.

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