Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis says Health Ministry is considering removing requirement to wear masks outdoors in response to lower morbidity.

The head of the public health services at the Health Ministry, Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, held a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon in which she addressed Israel's efforts to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

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In her opening remarks, she said, "We are seeing the morbidity decline and we are very encouraged. We are reaching just a little over 300 patients a day, which is a very significant decrease."

"Most of the State of Israel is in green localities, the vast majority of citizens are in green localities, and there are almost no orange localities and no red localities left. We can open up the economy and provide options for weddings, performances and events and also gradually open education," she added.

"The important thing to say is that the infection coefficient is still below 0.8 and certainly below 1. We are still in a situation where the epidemic is fading," Dr. Alroy Preis declared,

She noted, however, "We have a large segment of the population that is not vaccinated, including a large segment of children. We will open the education system carefully and safely so that there is no increase in morbidity among children. We must keep the capsule system and remain careful when we still have hundreds of verified patients each day." Read more at Arutz-7