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