Chairman of the Israeli Association for Infectious Diseases, Prof. Galia Rahav, Spoke tonight (Monday) with Ben Caspit and Aryeh Eldad on 103FM and referred to the Ministry of Health’s announcement that the obligation to wear masks in public space will be removed: “We have won, but the hand should stay on the pulse, there can be variants.”
“Our situation is great,” Rahav said, explaining that the decision was made when she had not been observed for a period of time due to illness, even when there was a loosening of the guidelines, including wearing masks. However, she objected, arguing that masks should be worn in hospitals, among the elderly, and close to those who have been placed in solitary confinement. She also added: “Care must be taken that there are no variants that come from abroad or develop among the unvaccinated population. Masks must be worn abroad.”
Earlier, during the ministerial exchange ceremony, it was announced that the obligation to wear masks in a closed area would be lifted tomorrow, in light of the low level of morbidity. This is the removal of the “last significant limitation” that still remains, after the success of the vaccination campaign.