Tel Aviv, June 15 : Israel's Ministry of Health announced that the mandate to enforce wearing of face masks indoors will be lifted from Tuesday onwards.
On June 6, then-Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said that if there was no unexpected increase in the number of infections, the mandate would be lifted on June 15, reports Xinhua news agency.
In a statement, the Ministry said its Director-General Hezi Levi had signed the change in the rules cancelling the obligation to wear a mask from Tuesday.
The change will not apply to welfare, prolonged hospitalization and elderly institutions, regarding non-vaccinated or non-recovered people.
Also, people who are on their way to start quarantine, and flight passengers will still have to wear the mask.
Israel had already lifted the obligation to wear a face mask outdoors since April 18, following the decline in Covid cases in the country.