Israel: No masks outside, schools are fully open

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By: Paromita Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-18 16:54:16 IST

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With more than half of the population vaccinated, Israel is preparing to return to the days before Covid.

As part of a vaccination drive in the country, Israel has removed the requirement to wear a mask when Covid cases drop sharply. Israel returns to the pre - Covid situation, with 54 percent of the country's two doses of the vaccine gaining immunity in the community. In Israel, with a population of 93 million, the government provides Pfizer vaccine to the people.

Israel is experiencing a sharp drop in the number of new cases. It is in this context that the government has made it clear that the mask will not be available when it is released from Sunday. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 in the country a year ago, the mask has been enforced and legal action has been taken against those violating Israeli law.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health has suggested that the mask be removed only outside buildings. Masks are still mandatory at events held inside halls. Meanwhile, schools, including nursery classes, have fully resumed operations.

The vaccine has also been made available to the Palestinian people in East Jerusalem. The vaccines, developed by Israel and Russia, as well as those provided by the UAE and Kovacs alliance, are being distributed to the 52 million Palestinians in the Hamas - controlled Gaza Strip and the West Bank. In addition, China has made the vaccine available here.

In addition to Israel, European countries, including the UK, and the US are successfully completing mass vaccinations. A quarter of people in the US have received two doses of the vaccine so far. Vaccination is almost the same in the UK. In addition to Israel, the Seychelles, the UAE, Bahrain and Bhutan are leading the way in vaccination.

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