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Israel asks people to wear masks again

Current number of new COVID-19 infections in Israel is increasing again.

Request wear the mask The return comes as the number of F0 cases in Israel has increased by more than 4,500 cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp increase from the average of more than 2,000 patients the previous week.

The Israeli Ministry of Health said that this increase in the number of F0 cases seems to be due to sub-variant BA.5 of the induced Omicron variation. However, the hazard level of variant BA.5 is not higher than that of variant Omicron.

In addition, the Israeli Ministry of Health also called on people to increase the number of children aged 5-11 to get 2 vaccinations and people over 60 to get a fourth dose.

Earlier, on June 7, Israel’s Ministry of Health urged the people of Israel to be cautious about the return of COVID-19 infections. On June 7, Israel recorded 3,732 new cases of COVID-19.

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Israel recommends that people wear masks in closed public places, on public transport and when around people at high risk. (Photo: AP)

Israel’s Minister of Public Security Omer Bar-Lev on the same day announced that he was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A day earlier, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz also tested positive for COVID-19. The health of both Israeli officials is now stable and they continue to work during the quarantine period at home.

Israel’s Ministry of Health urges Israelis to complete their COVID-19 vaccination, test if they have symptoms, and self-isolate according to general guidelines when they are sick.

According to national television channel Kan, a team of experts from the Israeli Ministry of Health is expected to discuss the possibility of deploying a fifth dose of the vaccine for subjects in the high-risk group on June 8.

On the same day, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics released data showing that the country recorded 262,700 arrivals in May, of which 249,200 were tourists. This is the record number of tourists the country has recorded since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020.

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