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Greece – Israel: “Vaccination passport” and trials in Covid-19 drug

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on a “digital vaccination passport” and as it looks also for the participation of Greece in clinical trials regarding the medicine for Covid-19.

Netanyahu had a surprised for his Greek guest and pulled out of his pocket a vial with the medicine currently being manufactured in Israel.

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis volunteered that Greece, their leading hospital, would partake in the clinical trials and I hope that we can approve this because I think this is an example of our cooperation in forging ahead to new areas,” Netanyahu said.

Researchers at the Ichiloy Hospital in Tel Aviv announced two days ago 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. One patient ultimately did recover but this took “a few days.”

The medication, called EXO-CD24, is a targeted drug that was reportedly developed as a cure for certain types of cancer.

In joint statements, the two leaders expressed their satisfaction for the signing of an agreement between the two countries’ tourism ministers and the strategic partnership between the two countries.

A collaboration agreement on tourism between Greece and Israel was signed on Monday between the two countries’ ministers, in the context of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ working visit to Jerusalem on Monday.

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis and Israeli Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen signed a five-year collaboration agreement which focuses on the exchange of information and know-how, on tourism investments, promotion, innovation and digitization, tourism education and vocational training, as well as coordinated actions by Greece and Israel in international organizations.

Greece and Israel agreed on a “digital vaccination passport” that would allow a “fast lane for travelers who have been already vaccinated,” allowing them to bypass PCR tests and quarantine upon arrival.

“We would like to welcome Israeli tourists as soon as is feasible,” Mitsotakis said. He congratulated Netanyahu for what he called “the fast pace of coronavirus vaccinations in Israel.”

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