“I’m glad we can start living again.”
Israel has eliminated the need for masks in the open. On Sunday, many were already on the streets without masks and were delighted about another step back to normalcy. Some still do not believe in the new freedom.
S.As of Sunday, people in Israel no longer have to wear respirators outside. The country celebrated this possible move mainly due to the massive vaccination campaign. Nearly five million people, more than half of the population, have already been vaccinated twice.
In Jerusalem on Sunday, for the first time in a year, many were excited about the opportunity to be outside without a mask. “I am relieved that we can start living again,” said 26-year-old Elena Kamulka.
The only downside is that if you meet someone on the street, he teases the project manager, saying, “You can’t pretend you can’t recognize people on the street.”
But some do not fully believe in the new freedom. Office worker Esther Malka said she will leave her mouth and nose care for the time being. “Let’s see what happens when everyone takes off their masks. If I find things going well in a month or two, I will take them off as well. “
In January, Israel recorded 10,000 new epidemics a day. A total of about 836,000 people have been infected with the corona virus since the outbreak, and more than 6,300 have died from the virus. Meanwhile, the curve is significantly flattened with about 200 infections per day.
This is the reason for the rapid vaccination campaign. The success of the Israeli vaccination program was made possible by a data transfer agreement with Pfizer / Biotech. Israel, which has digitized the medical data of its entire population, sought to send information about its effectiveness quickly in exchange for prioritizing the vaccine.