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Official suggests daily rapid COVID tests for all students once school starts

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)

Modiin Mayor Haim Bibas, who heads the federation of local government leaders, has suggested to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz that the government institute rapid COVID tests for each student every day before they enter schools, reports Channel 13 News.

The suggestion is expected to be discussed by the Health and Education Ministries, who are weighing how to best approach the reopening of the school year on September 1, as most students are unvaccinated.

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