Why are the number of cases skyrocketing in Israel and Iceland?

Iceland is the European vaccination champion. 96 percent of women and 90 percent of men over the age of 16 have received at least one corona vaccination. 75 percent of the 300,000 inhabitants have already been vaccinated twice. Nevertheless, the number of cases has been increasing rapidly since mid-July. While there was never more than a maximum of 45 cases per day throughout the year, it has been well over 100 for a good two weeks.

The government reacted and imposed restrictions that were actually a thing of the past. There is again a distance requirement of one meter and a mask requirement indoors. Restaurants must introduce access restrictions, bars close earlier. Events are limited to 200 people.