Half of students stayed home for first day of quarantine-free school — report

Only about 50 percent of students showed up to school Thursday, the Ynet news site reports.

Thursday marked the first day in which children who were exposed to a coronavirus carrier did not need to quarantine and could continue coming in, under a controversial government plan.

According to sources cited by Ynet, the absences were chalked up to parents worried about their kids’ health, closed kindergartens due to manpower shortages, and kids being sick and in isolation.


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