Education Ministry: 5,000 students will get COVID each day when school year starts

An Education Ministry source quoted by various Hebrew media outlets estimates that the school year will open on September 1 with some 5,000 students diagnosed with the coronavirus each day, assuming the basic reproduction rate continues its current rise.

The source says that at the current rate, September 1 will see 10,000 Israelis diagnosed every day, with school students representing half of them.

The source says that if infections continue to surge, school principals will be able to divide classes into several different learning spaces or even have some groups of students study remotely.

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