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Israel to lift mask restrictions indoors except in schools Updated: 2021-06-07 10:00:28 KST

Israel, which has already lifted mask requirements when people are outdoors, will soon lift its mandate for indoors, as well.
According to the nation's health ministry on Sunday, requirements for masks to be worn indoors will be lifted next Tuesday, ending one of the only major COVID-19 restrictions remaining in the country.
However, schools will be excluded, with children still required to wear masks during class, since the majority of those under 16 have yet to be vaccinated.
Thanks to its mass vaccination drive, which has already fully vaccinated over half of the population, along with lockdown measures, the number of daily cases in Israel has been brought down from 86-hundred at the peak of the outbreak, to just four on Saturday.
India on Sunday reported over 114-thousand new cases, marking the country's lowest daily figure in two months.
While that's the highest daily figure in the world, some cities in India are moving toward a lifting of lockdowns, allowing more businesses to operate, and a movement rule will be relaxed from Monday.
India has ramped up its vaccination drive over the past few weeks, but the majority of its 1.3 billion people are still unvaccinated.
Scientists have warned that a third wave could hit India later in the year.
In Iran, the country on Sunday reported 5,612 new cases, the lowest figure this year.
With a population of over 82 million, Iran has given at least one shot to 4.2 million people, but just 619-thousand have received both doses.
While most of Japan is still under state of emergency, the country may finally be seeing a decline in daily cases, as it reported 2,652 cases on Saturday, the third straight day under three thousand.
Japan is also seeing a decline in the number of patients with severe symptoms,the figure falling by 41 from Friday, to 1,157.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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