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In pic: Israel drops outdoor COVID mask order

Updated : April 18, 2021 07:19 PM IST

Israelis went about barefaced on Sunday after the order to wear masks outdoors was rescinded in another step towards relative normality thanks to the country's mass vaccination against

Israelis went about barefaced on Sunday after the order to wear masks outdoors was rescinded in another step towards relative normality thanks to the country's mass vaccination against COVID-19. Pictured: Pedestrians wait to cross a street as Israel rescinds the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors in the latest return to relative normality, boosted by a mass-vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Image: Reuters)
Israelis went about barefaced on Sunday after the order to wear masks outdoors was rescinded in another step towards relative normality thanks to the country's mass vaccination against COVID-19. Pictured: Pedestrians wait to cross a street as Israel rescinds the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors in the latest return to relative normality, boosted by a mass-vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Image: Reuters)
With about 81% of citizens or residents over 16 - the age group eligible for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Israel - having received both doses, contagions and hospitalisations are down sharply. Pictured: People sit along the promenade as Israel rescinds the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors in the latest return to relative normality in Jaffa. (Image: Reuters)
With about 81% of citizens or residents over 16 - the age group eligible for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Israel - having received both doses, contagions and hospitalisations are down sharply. Pictured: People sit along the promenade as Israel rescinds the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors in the latest return to relative normality in Jaffa. (Image: Reuters)
Entry by foreigners is still limited and non-immune Israelis who return from abroad must self-isolate, due to concern virus variants could challenge the vaccine. (Image: Reuters)
Entry by foreigners is still limited and non-immune Israelis who return from abroad must self-isolate, due to concern virus variants could challenge the vaccine. (Image: Reuters)
The police-enforced wearing of protective masks outdoors, ordered a year ago for non-exercise activities, was scrapped. But the Health Ministry said the requirement still applied for indoor public spaces and urged citizens to keep masks to hand. (Image: Reuters)
The police-enforced wearing of protective masks outdoors, ordered a year ago for non-exercise activities, was scrapped. But the Health Ministry said the requirement still applied for indoor public spaces and urged citizens to keep masks to hand. (Image: Reuters)
Pedestrians walk on a boulevard in Tel Aviv.  (Image: Reuters)
Pedestrians walk on a boulevard in Tel Aviv.  (Image: Reuters)
Published : April 18, 2021 07:19 PM IST
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