Number of sick students, teachers more than doubled in 2 weeks

The number of students and teachers sick with COVID-19 has more than doubled in two weeks, according to Education Ministry figures.

There are currently 8,662 students and 1,735 teaching staff infected with the virus, compared to 3,500 students and 750 staff two weeks ago, reports the Ynet news site.

Schools remain open during the lockdown, Israel’s third, which began on Sunday evening.

Illustrative — Israeli children wearing face masks study in a classroom of the Kramim school in Jerusalem on their first day back to classes on November 1, 2020 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)