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Bennett meets education officials on return to school after Sukkot

Kids at a school in Tel Aviv hold up antigen coronavirus testing kits, on August 30, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Kids at a school in Tel Aviv hold up antigen coronavirus testing kits, on August 30, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is meeting with Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton and other officials to discuss the reopening of schools when the Sukkot holiday ends next week.

Speaking at the start of the meeting, Bennett stresses he wants “continuous study, other we’ll grow a generation of zombies here.”

According to Channel 12 news, Bennett wants to reduce the number of students in quarantine, instead preferring to have kids that were exposed to virus carriers remain in school while undergoing testing for a week to ensure that they did not contract COVID-19, and quarantining in the case of a positive test.

“Parents need to work and kids need to study. We need to replace mass quarantine with intensive antigen testing,” he is quoted as telling associates.

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