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Thousands of students in quarantine as summer break begins

Israeli students going to school in Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Israeli students going to school in Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

More than 13,000 students and teachers are in quarantine due to the COVID outbreak in schools across the country, as the academic year comes to an end.

According to new Health Ministry figures, 122 students and instructors have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours, and more than 900 currently have the virus.

As of this Wednesday afternoon, there are 1,882 cases of people with COVID, with 292 testing positive yesterday and at least 224 so far today.

Today marks the final day of school for most students across Israel as summer break begins, and summer camp and other activities begin.

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