Israel’s mandate on mask wearing outdoors officially lifts on Sunday; masks must still be worn in public places indoors

Israel lifts outdoor mask requirement, fully opens schools Sunday, as COVID ebbs
by Staff
April 17, 2021

With fewer than a hundred new coronavirus cases diagnosed Friday, and just 201 Israelis in serious condition with the virus, Israel was set Sunday to lift the requirement for wearing masks outside, and to fully reopen all schools. The latest Health Ministry figures showed 95 new cases were diagnosed on Friday, accounting for just 0.7% of the 14,182 samples tested. There were 2,680 active cases, and the death toll since the start of the pandemic stood at 6,315. The ministry also said 5,341,887 Israelis have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose and 4,965,696 have received two shots. READ MORE

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