Health ministry sources on Tuesday said that 6,772 people’s SafePasses are no longer valid as policy shifted on Monday to exclude those who failed to return for a second Covid jab from the ‘vaccinated’ category of the population.
A new decree that went into effect on Monday said that those who have only received one dose of the Covid vaccine will be considered unvaccinated and must pay for their rapid tests, which are free for the vaccinated.
According to sources, a total of 10,694 people only received one dose of the vaccine with 1,924 having contracted the virus in the past six months, and 523 passing away from various causes.
Those who have not had their second shot were given until October 18 to do so for their SafePass to remain valid, but only 1,457 had done so by October 17.
As for the remaining 6,772 people, their SafePass is no longer valid and they will need to join the unvaccinated in getting tested at their own expense every 72 hours to fully take part in society without restriction on their movements.