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Mask-refuser attacks bus driver

Mask-refuser attacks bus driver

Man refuses to wear mask in compliance with the law, attacks bus driver.

Israel likely to impose mask mandate at outdoor events

Israel likely to impose mask mandate at outdoor events

Health Ministry likely to institute mask mandate for events with 100 participants or more, even in the open air.

California announces statewide mask mandate

California announces statewide mask mandate

California to impose statewide mask mandate in all indoor public spaces amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.

Biden to extend public transit mask mandate through mid-March

Biden to extend public transit mask mandate through mid-March

The move comes amid concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Tear gas sprayed on bus driver - over mask request

Tear gas sprayed on bus driver - over mask request

Police investigating youths who attacked bus driver in Negev Arab city.

Watch: Shuttle driver stabs 15-year-old over argument about mask

Watch: Shuttle driver stabs 15-year-old over argument about mask

Driver arrested on suspicion of stabbing youth near station at Galilee school, after youth refused to wear a mask, cursed and spat at him.

GOP member wears ‘Let’s go Brandon’ mask at Houseplayer

GOP member wears ‘Let’s go Brandon’ mask at House

South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan spotted wearing ‘Let’s go Brandon’ face mask on House floor.

'Do I need a face mask?' Merkel asks Bennett?player

'Do I need a face mask?' Merkel asks Bennett?

German Chancellor tells PM Bennett she had her second jab three months ago. "Then you're good," he tells her.

Police officers resigning in droves over vaccine mandateplayer

Police officers resigning in droves over vaccine mandate

Police allege they have not been provided 'reasonable alternatives' to masks.

Jerusalem couple sues airlines over mask mandates for disabled

Jerusalem couple joins lawsuit against airline mask mandates for the disabled

Class-action lawsuit filed by 13 flyers from the US and Israel against 7 US airlines alleging civil rights violations.

Florida governor: School board mask mandate 'violates state law'player

Florida governor: Sarasota school board mask mandate 'violates state law'

Gov. Ron DeSantis responds to Sarasota School Board passing a mask mandate for children.

Study: COVID babies have reduced cognitive performance

Study: Children born during pandemic have reduced cognitive performance

Study cites face masks, lockdown, and maternal stress as possible causative factors.

Fla. Gov. threatens salaries of school officials forcing masks

Florida Governor DeSantis threatens salaries of school officials who enforce mask mandates

Governor's office says salaries of school officials who violate order prohibiting mask mandates could face 'financial consequences.'

Watch: Man refuses to wear a mask - and is arrestedplayer

Watch: Man refuses to wear a mask - and is arrested

Man who refused to don mask in an enclosed mall is handcuffed and dragged out, as his wife looks on.

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Tour group accused of misbehavior and not following mask rules on flight from Kiev to Amsterdam.

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

Order will require all individuals 5 years of age and up to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

CDC: Vaccinated people should mask up indoors

CDC: Vaccinated people should mask up indoors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues new guidelines on masking in response to spread of Delta variant.

Los Angeles County to reimpose mask mandate

Los Angeles County to reimpose mask mandate

Los Angeles County will require residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces following spike in cases of COVID-19.

Israel reimposes mask mandate

Israeli Health Ministry reimposes mask mandate Friday at noon

Just days after abolishing mask mandate, Israel reimposes indoor mask requirement.

Indoor mask mandate to be reimposed next week

Indoor mask mandate to be reimposed next week

Coronavirus Czar Prof. Nachman Ash recommends public begin wearing masks indoors now even before mandate is reinstated.

Report: Health Ministry eyeing mask mandate for summer school

Report: Health Ministry eyeing mask mandate for summer school

Ministry weighing return of mask mandate in schools, as broader plans for renewed mask requirement under consideration.

Are we on the way to lockdown? Drive-thru testing is back

Are we on our way to lockdown? Drive-thru testing is back

COVID Czar admits latest outbreaks have yet to be contained.

Students in Binyamina and Modi'in ordered to wear masks

Students in Binyamina and Modi'in ordered to wear masks

Health Ministry director signs mask-wearing order for schools in Binyamina and Modi'in.

Obligation to wear masks indoors abolished as of Tuesday

Obligation to wear masks indoors abolished as of Tuesday

Director General of Health Ministry signs order that officially abolishes obligation to wear masks indoors.

Brazil's President fined after failing to wear mask in public

Brazil's President fined after failing to wear mask in public

Jair Bolsonaro fined for failure to wear a mask after leading thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo.

Report: Mask mandate to remain in force in schools

Report: Mask mandate to remain in force in schools

Israel's coronavirus directorate decides to back plan to end mask mandate - except for schoolchildren.

Michigan governor busted for breaking self-imposed COVID rulesplayer

Michigan governor busted for breaking self-imposed COVID rules

Democratic politicians continuing violations of their own rules throughout the country as voters lose trust in elected officials.

Sen. John Kennedy asks CDC director what mask rules areplayer

Sen. John Kennedy asks CDC director what mask rules are

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asks CDC Director Rochelle Walensky to clarify mask-wearing rules in the US.

CDC: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask

CDC: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask

Biden welcomes CDC’s directive as "a great day for America in our long battle with the coronavirus".

US: CDC reduces masking requirement for vaccinated people

US: CDC reduces masking requirement for vaccinated people

US Center for Disease Control says fully vaccinated people can have small outdoor gatherings without masks.

This morning: Return to full classes, no masks outside

This morning: Return to full classes, no masks outside

All classes across country to study 6 days a week without limit on student number. Not wearing mask outside permitted.

Health Ministry finalizes repeal of mask laws

Health Ministry finalizes repeal of mask laws

New relaxations in mask laws are coming as of Sunday.

Canada issues recall of masks with graphene over health concerns

Canada issues recall of masks containing graphene, citing health concerns

Health Canada says disposable masks containing graphene 'may pose health risks,' citing concern over 'lung toxicity.'

When will Israel repeal mask mandate?

When will Israel repeal mask mandate?

'No major COVID outbreaks expected during elections and Passover holiday,' says coronavirus czar. 'Mutations aren't resistant to vaccine.'

Worried about your respiratory health while wearing a mask?

New smart mask monitors your vitals and surrounding air quality

AirPop has developed a smart mask that elevates your safety beyond simply protecting you from viral particles by monitoring your vitals.

Texas: Woman arrested after not wearing mask at bankplayer

Texas: Woman arrested after not wearing mask at bank

Woman arrested after not wearing mask at a Galveston bank despite Texas governor's lifting of mask mandate.

Edelstein: Those uneasy with Pfizer deal 'need a chill pill'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: Those uneasy with Pfizer deal need to 'take a chill pill'

Minister says he won't recommend removal of the mask ordinance outdoors, blaming those who 'didn't get vaccinated and flout instructions.'

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can visit each other without masks

CDC releases new guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans

CDC says vaccinated people can gather with those at low-risk for virus without masks, but should cover face in public.

Dallas Jewish group plans 'mask-burning' party to celebrate

Dallas Jewish Conservatives plan 'mask-burning' party to celebrate end of Texas mandate

Group is celebrating Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s lifting of his statewide mask mandate by holding a mask-burning party.

Alabama Governor extends mask order for a month

Alabama Governor extends mask order for a month

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says the mask requirement will end for good in April.