Netanyahu said taken aback by high positive COVID results among children

During the coronavirus cabinet meeting, the Health Ministry’s Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis presents rates of positive results of a coronavirus test among those under 18 years old, which are higher than among adults.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the finding “astonishing,” according to leaks from the meeting.

Alroy-Preis warns that kids are likely to infect adults, even if asymptomatic.

Children on the first day of school in Jerusalem, September 1, 2020. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)