Israel: increasing number of Delta coronavirus outbreaks in schools

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In the past few days, several outbreaks have occurred in schools all over Israel, prompting the ministry to order students in three cities to wear masks and to consider issuing a stronger recommendation to get children ages 12-15 to get inoculated. At least a dozen teachers at a special needs school in the Sharon region tested positive for coronavirus, including 10 who were vaccinated.

On Saturday, the ministry announced that several coronavirus cases had been discovered in a school in Binyamina. After some 45 students tested positive, the ministry ordered on Sunday that masks must be worn in schools in Binyamina, Modi’in and Maccabim-Re’ut.

The preliminary results of the genetic sequencing suggest that the children are infected with the Delta variant

Jerusalem Post report


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** This post was originally published on June 21, 2021 **