Israel will keep indoor masking through winter despite ebbing morbidity

Alexandra Lukash |
Published: 10.14.21, 11:38
Israelis will continue to wear face masks indoors through the winter despite the COVID-19 pandemic receding across the country, Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Nachman said Thursday morning.
"We think about what can be eased. We would love to ease [restrictions], but on the other hand, but learning from the beginning of the [infection] wave, some must be left in place so that there won't be another outbreak," Ash told the Ynet studio in an interview.
"So masks will stay on us indoors through the entire winter. It's a simple and important precaution to avoid infections, the flu also, for example. The Green Pass will also continue to be with us for the foreseeable future," he added, referring to a document that grants access to public venues for those who are either inoculated against COVID-19, or have recovered from it, or have recently tested negative.