Health Ministry to recommend shutting all high schools, middle schools — report

The Health Ministry is expected to call for all high schools and middle schools to be shut for the rest of the year, Channel 12 news reports.

The country has faced a number of virus outbreaks centered around schools. At least 31 schools and preschools have been shut thus far and over 9,900 students and staff have gone into quarantine, according to official figures released Tuesday.

The Tali school in Jerusalem’s Baka neighborhood has joined the ranks of high schools in the city where cases have been discovered.

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