Israel’s COVID-19 infection rate drops, outdoor face-masks no longer mandatory

Israel's COVID-19 infection rate drops, outdoor face-masks no longer mandatory
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As the COVID-19 cases begin to drop in in Israel, the country’s Health Ministry has cancelled the compulsory wearing of face masks in open-air.

Israel now reports relatively lower morbidity figures than before. This new direction comes after amending the Public Health Order.

Now there is no obligation to wear a mask in public from April 18, as per the concerned Israeli ministry.

The COVID-19 deaths crossed the 3 million mark Saturday. These are the figures according to the latest update by Johns Hopkins University.

Post the drop in infection rates, the Israel health ministry also advises the public to wear face coverings at large outdoor gatherings. It also asserted that mask-wearing is still obligatory indoors.

In December 2020, Israel began vaccinating its population against the COVID-19. And the country has given the world an exemplary rate of vaccinating its citizens against the deadly coronavirus.

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