Bennett okays school plan: 1.6 million kids to undergo antibody tests

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has approved a plan developed by the education, health and defense ministries and the Prime Minister’s Office for the opening of the school year in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the plan, all 1.6 million kids in kindergartens and in grades 1-6 will be required to undergo a serology test to check if they have COVID-19 antibodies.

The Education Ministry estimates that 20-30% of them will be found to have recovered from the disease, and they will get a Green Pass that exempts them from quarantine in case of exposure to confirmed carriers.

Additionally, the families of 1.9 million children in kindergartens and in grades 1-9 will have the option of getting a home test kit a day before the school year starts.

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