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Schools reopening and no more mask-wearing outdoors as Israel praises its vaccination campaign

Posted On: May 17, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Schools reopening and no more mask-wearing outdoors as Israel praises its vaccination campaign

Israel has lifted its requirement for wearing a mask in the street and has fully opened schools, as officials believe “progress” in fighting the pandemic is apparent. Less than one percent of recent Covid-19 tests showed positive.
The nationwide ban on going outside without an obligatory mask lifts on Sunday. All schools, from daycare to 12th grade, will also fully reopen, having been partly closed for over a year. Most classes will be held in pre-pandemic conditions, with no social-distancing requirements, but students will still have to wear masks indoors, except when in a school gym or canteen.
Face coverings in indoor public spaces remain obligatory, and health officials also recommend the wearing of a mask when attending a large outdoor gathering. “ We must behave correctly in order not to scuttle the progress made ,” the chief of Israel's health ministry, Chezy Levy has warned.

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