The Israeli Ministry of Health on Friday re-imposed the obligation to wear a face mask indoors amid new COVID-19 outbreak.
“However, because of the alarming rise in morbidity, the ministry decided to impose the rule forward to Friday’s noon.
“The obligation does not include a permanent home and children under the age of seven and sports activities.
He recommended wearing masks in crowded gatherings and advised those not vaccinated or have medical condition to avoid attending gatherings.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Israel currently stands at 872, the highest since May 13, nearly 4.7 times higher than the figure recorded on June 9.