Police said probing if man who violated quarantine caused Modiin school outbreak

Police are reportedly probing whether coronavirus infections among 11 kids at a school in Modiin in central Israel were caused by a man who violated quarantine after returning from overseas.

The Health Ministry filed a complaint with police against the man after the infections were detected among the 6th graders, Channel 12 news reports.

The network quotes an investigation by the Health Ministry district branch as saying the suspect “did not fulfill the quarantine requirement in full upon his return from overseas and did not perform a [coronavirus] test on the ninth day, allowing him to shorten the quarantine from 14 days.”

After the outbreak was detected, the rest of the students were sent to quarantine and the IDF’s Home Front Command was testing children in all grades for other potential infections.

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