Israel Lifts Covid Mask Mandate

For many, the end of the mask mandate is the true sign that the coronavirus crisis is finally behind us

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Coronavirus
Children will no longer be required to wear masks at school after Israel lifts its Covid mask mandate.
Children will no longer be required to wear masks at school after Israel lifts its Covid mask mandate. Photo: Yossi Aloni/Flash90

The coronavirus pandemic changed many aspects of our lives, some perhaps permanently. But, to the delight of most Israelis, one measure that won’t be remaining with us, to the delight of Israelis.

Israel on Sunday (or rather late Saturday night) officially lifted the mandate to wear masks in public, even in closed spaces.

This decision corresponds to a significant drop in the local COVID-19 infection rate, and more importantly in the numbers of people being hospitalized for and dying of the virus.

Not a mask in sight as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other government officials on Saturday celebrated Mimouna, a traditional Jewish festival that comes at the tail end of Passover. Photo: Flash90

Israelis will still be required to wear masks in places with “high potential for infection,” such as hospitals and nursing homes, as well as when flying internationally.

Many see the end of the mask mandate as the true sign that the Corona crisis is finally behind us.

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