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Israel lifts indoor face mask wearing obligation

15 Jun 2021, 07:30 GMT+10

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JERUSALEM, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health on Monday announced in a statement that the rule to enforce wearing face masks indoors in Israel will be lifted starting Tuesday.

On June 6, then-Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said that if there is no unexpected increase in the number of infections, the obligation to wear a mask would be lifted on June 15.

In the current statement, the ministry said its Director-General Hezi Levi had signed the change in the rules canceling the obligation to wear a mask from Tuesday.

The change will not apply to welfare, prolonged hospitalization and elderly institutions, regarding non-vaccinated or non-recovered people.

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Also, people who are on their way to start quarantine, and flight passengers will still have to wear the mask.

Israel has already lifted the obligation to wear a face mask outdoors since April 18, following the decline in COVID-19 infections in the country.

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