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Grades 7-10 to return to class next week — report

The government is expected to approve the resumption of in-person classes for grades 7-10 in low-infection areas starting Sunday, Channel 12 reports.

Education Minister Yoav Gallant has been pushing for the grades to reopen Wednesday.

The network says Gallant is expected to tussle with other ministers on the issue during today’s cabinet meeting.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein decided on reopening next week without consulting with Gallant, the report says.

On Sunday, Netanyahu said classes will resume in “green” and “yellow” areas with low-infection rates, including for grades 7-10, which had so far remained closed, in the coming days.

But the prime minister was persuaded by health officials to postpone the reopening until next week, Channel 12 says.

Fifth grade students return to school in Efrat, February 21, 2021. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
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