The country’s schools are back to normal pre-pandemic, without bubble groups. 53% of the 9.3 million Israelis have already received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has announced that starting this Sunday it will no longer be mandatory to wear a mask outdoors in the country. Through a statement, Edelstein explained that the decision was made based on the recommendations of experts.
Israel was one of the first countries in the world, in the spring of 2020, to impose the sanitary mask in public places. The successful vaccination campaign has now been decisive to relax that measure. Currently 53% of its population of 9.3 million people have already received both doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine .
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“The masks are intended to protect us against the coronavirus,” so “after health experts concluded that they are no longer necessary outdoors,” he decided to “allow it according to his recommendation.” The key has been, he stressed, the vaccination campaign. “The level of morbidity in Israel is very low thanks to our successful vaccination campaign and therefore we can relax further restrictions,” he added.
In spite of everything, the minister has launched a precautionary message and has asked citizens “to still wear a mask to be able to enter closed buildings. Together we will keep morbidity low,” he stressed. Thus, the masks should continue to be used indoors.
The suspension of these measures has been on the table for weeks in the country, although the authorities have preferred to wait for the recent commemorative days that have taken place in Israel to pass due to fear of possible crowds that would trigger a greater incidence.
In addition, also starting on Sunday the Israeli educational system will return to work in its entirety and without the measures applied so far by bubble groups .
According to the latest figures from the health authorities, in the last 24 hours, 196 coronavirus infections have been detected, with which 836,706 positives have been reached, of which 6,314 have died from the disease.

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