Israel re-imposes indoor face mask-wearing obligation amid new COVID-19 outbreak




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The Israeli Ministry of Health Friday re-imposed the obligation to wear a face mask indoors amid new COVID-19 outbreak.

Israel’ COVID-19 Manager, Nachman Ash, at a media briefing said that the obligation will be re-imposed at the beginning of the coming week.

He said that the obligatory wearing of indoor was lifted on June 15, but since then, hundreds of new COVID-19 cases have been detected the country, many of them school .

“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.

does not apply to people who separately without another person in the room or two who always work together, ” he said

He recommended wearing masks in crowded gatherings and advised those not vaccinated or have 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.

(Xinhua/NAN)