Health Minister Director General Nachman Ash on Wednesday said he was optimistic about the continuing reduction in COVID-19 morbidity in the country.

“The decline is clear. If we feared it was just a matter of the [High] Holidays [making the numbers look low due to less testing], then today we can say that the trend is unequivocal. Now, we want to see the impact of reopening schools,” Ash told 103 FM radio.

“If we see next week that the trend continues, then yes, we are coming out of this [virus] wave,” he added.

In light of the decline, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday that he wants schoolkids in cities with low rates of infection to be exempt from quarantine after coming in contact with confirmed virus cases, and instead to conduct testing in classes.... Read More: Times of Israel