April 15, local time, Israel’s Ministry of Health announced that most industry experts believe that according to the latest statistics and assessments, the current risk of infection with the new coronavirus outdoors is very small, starting from Sunday, April 18, Israelis will no longer need to wear masks outdoors.
Israel’s health minister, Yuli Edelstein, said the Ministry of Health had finally made the decision because of the low number of new cases of Coronavirus and the fact that most people over the age of 16 in Israel had completed vaccination or recovered from the Coronavirus pandemic. He added: “However, masks are also required indoors. ”
Recently, Ilan Siegel, a biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, said that since most Israelis have been vaccinated against Coronavirus, Israel “has somehow reached mass immunization and can safely further relax restrictions.” ”
As of the evening of 15 April, there had been 195 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Israel in the past 24 hours, 2 deaths from Coronavirus pandemic, and 2,984 new cases of Covid-19, of which 209 were in critical condition. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, a total of 836,699 cases have been confirmed.