Schools won’t reopen after lockdown, warns health chief

Health Ministry Director General Chezy Levy says schools are unlikely to reopen immediately after the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown — which is currently scheduled to take place October 11, though officials have warned it may be extended if infection rates haven’t dropped by then.

“It’s clear to us that the education system can’t reopen the way it did [after the first virus wave in April]. It may not reopen at all,” he says in a briefing to Haredi media outlets.

“I assume we’ll probably be lenient when it comes to young children, but with older ones we won’t be opening schools immediately. Learning may just have to move online.”

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