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Health Ministry to push COVID cabinet to limit gatherings of children

Israeli students going to school in Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Israeli students going to school in Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

When the coronavirus cabinet meets this evening, the Health Ministry is expected to recommend that gatherings of unvaccinated children be limited in size amid an uptick in COVID cases.

The COVID vaccine has only been approved in Israel for those ages 12 and up; the majority of 12- to 15-year-olds have yet to be vaccinated.

The cabinet is also expected to consider new restrictions on those arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport, including quarantine for more countries and an additional PCR test for those who enter the country.

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