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Israel’s indoor mask mandate is to be lifted on April 23 at 8 p.m., pending approval by the Knesset Health Committee, Israel’s prime minister and health minister announced in a joint statement on Wednesday.

The decision was made by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz in light of the recent decline in COVID-19 cases, the statement said.

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However, the mask mandate will remain in force for locations with high potential for infection (hospitals, Magen Avot institutions for the elderly, airline flights and people on their way to quarantine).

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