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Health Ministry said seeking to delay start of school year

Israeli students wearing face masks return to school in Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Israeli students wearing face masks return to school in Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

The Health Ministry is advancing an effort to push off the start of the school year from September 1 amid concerns over rising coronavirus cases, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

The report says the aim of the move is to delay a potential flareup in cases when students return to classrooms and notes that there is a limited number of school days next month due to the High Holidays.

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