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Cyprus, Israel Reach Agreement on Vaccine Certificate System

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Cypriot President Anastasiades and Israeli President at a press conference on Monday in Jerusalem. Credit: Twitter/@AnastasiadesCY

The Mediterranean nations of Cyprus and Israel announced they reached an agreement on Sunday which calls for citizens who can show that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries — without any need to quarantine.

The groundbreaking agreement between the two nations is seen as an important milestone in the campaign to rebuild their tourism-related businesses, which, like all others around the world, were devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Both countries — like Greece — are heavily dependent on tourism.

Second Vaccination Certificate deal in Mediterranean

Just last week, Israel reached a similar deal with the nation of Greece after a meeting of their two prime ministers and the signing of a new agreement by their tourism ministers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated “This opens up the possibility of restarting tourism in the near future (with) Cypriot tourists in Israel and Israeli tourists in Cyprus.”

Nicos Anastasiades, the President of Cyprus, stated that he expected the new vaccination agreement to go into effect as soon as April 1.

Just as Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had stated last week, the Cypriot President also said he was “very interested” in receiving more details about the COVID-19 treatment being developed by Israel’s Ichilov hospital, and added that Cyprus would participate in upcoming clinical trials.

In a press conference after that meeting, Mitsotakis and Netanyahu stated that they had discussed the new medicine against the coronavirus which is now being manufactured in Israel, with Mitsotakis stating to the press he was “pleased to have discussed it.” He then went on to say that Greece will participate in clinical trials for the medicine.

New drug showed spectacular results

Last week it was reported that a number of severely ill Covid-19 patients made a full recovery within five days after being treated with the drug.

Researchers at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv told Israeli’s KAN News network that out of 30 seriously ill Covid-patients that were treated with the drug, 29 showed a significant improvement within two days — and all were released within three to five days.

The medication is a targeted drug that was reportedly developed as a cure for certain types of cancer.

EXO-CD24 is relatively inexpensive and must be given just once a day for a period of five days.

 

 

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