Israel drops outdoor mask mandate with 80% of adults vaccinated

Instituted almost a year ago at the start of the pandemic, Israel required masks outdoors for non-exercise activities. The mandate has ended as of Sunday.

Israel hosts a population of 9.3 百万, but the nation has aggressively pursued vaccination of its adult population: close to five million people – or around 80% of the adult population – has been vaccinated, 据路透社报道.

People walk on a street in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021, after authorities announced that face masks for COVID-19 prevention were no longer needed outside. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

People walk on a street in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021, after authorities announced that face masks for COVID-19 prevention were no longer needed outside. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

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