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Education Ministry won’t demand negative COVID test for kids to enter school

Illustrative: Preparations for the new school year at the Gamla elementary school in Katzrin, northern Israel, on August 22, 2021. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)
Illustrative: Preparations for the new school year at the Gamla elementary school in Katzrin, northern Israel, on August 22, 2021. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)

The Education Ministry won’t condition the entry of students into schools on the presentation of a negative COVID test, as stipulated by a government order, Army Radio reports.

Officials have ascertained that the demand is illegal, as education is required under law, the radio report says. The requirement was laid out for children under the age of 12, who cannot be vaccinated.

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