Israel lifts nearly all COVID-19 restrictions

Apart from the face-mask rule for indoor areas, Israel has lifted almost all COVID-19 restrictions.

In a statement, Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein explained that the decision was taken "due to the low and stable morbidity in Israel".

He added that "Israel is getting back to normal, thanks to the excellent work of the health care system and the incredible compliance of the Israeli citizens, the best vaccination campaign was carried out, leading to the low morbidity."

The country reported 12 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, raising the total number in the country to 839,000, while its COVID-19 death toll rose by five to 6,411.

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