'When we say living next to Covid, this means also studying next to Covid'

Israel plans to implement two tests a week for children in the education system, ending quarantine for students exposed to a Covid carrier, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced during a speech on Thursday with Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton.

"The children of Israel will return to studying. Starting next Thursday, we will start Operation 'Testing and Learning.'" Bennett stated.

All students up to the age of 18 will perform two weeks a week at home, one on Sunday morning and one on Wednesday morning before going to school. If the child is negative, they can head to school as normal. If they test positive, they must be tested at a supervised test station and undergo quarantine for five days. ... Read More: i24