WORLD Israel decides to reopen schools by Sunday

WORLD

Israel decides to reopen schools by Sunday

Xinhua

20:29, April 13, 2021

Israeli border police gather at their observation post on a main walkway decorated with strings of lights on the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, April 12, 2021. (Photo: AP)

Israel's coronavirus cabinet decided to fully reopen the country's education system, an official statement said Tuesday.

The cabinet voted in favor of a plan proposed by the education ministry to lift most restrictions on schools by Sunday (April 18), according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office.

According to the new plan, adults and students will be monitored. If a person was diagnosed positive for coronavirus at a school, their entire age group and teachers would need to get tested before being allowed back to school.

With more than 52 percent of its 9 million population fully vaccinated, Israel has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions. Given that the vaccines cannot be administered to young people aged under 16, the education system has been reopening slowly.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue