Israel to scrap quarantine for children exposed to COVID-19 carriers

20/1/2022 9:13:00 PM

Israel to scrap quarantine for children exposed to COVID-19 carriers

Israel to scrap quarantine for children exposed to COVID-19 carriers

JERUSALEM: Israel will ditch mandatory quarantine for children exposed to COVID-19 carriers, the government said on Thursday (Jan 20), citing a need to relieve parents and schools as case numbers spiral due to the fast-spreading but low-morbidity Omicron variant. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that as

JERUSALEM: Israel will ditch mandatory quarantine for children exposed to COVID-19 carriers, the government said on Thursday (Jan 20), citing a need to relieve parents and schools as case numbers spiral due to the fast-spreading but low-morbidity Omicron variant.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that as of Jan 27, children will instead be required to take twice-weekly home antigen tests for the virus and, if they prove positive or feel unwell, absent themselves from school until they recover."Children are returning to continuity in schooling," he said during a televised address with his health and education ministers, adding that medical experts had determined that the young were on sufficiently"safe ground" to warrant the review.

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that as of Jan 27, children will instead be required to take twice-weekly home antigen tests for the virus and, if they prove positive or feel unwell, absent themselves from school until they recover. "Children are returning to continuity in schooling," he said during a televised address with his health and education ministers, adding that medical experts had determined that the young were on sufficiently"safe ground" to warrant the review. The home kits will be supplied free of charge, he said. With the likes of Netflix rapidly amassing more subscribers and COVID-19 rules putting a lid on box office sales, “the current number of (cinema) screens and seats is unsustainably high”, said PwC Singapore’s entertainment and media leader Oliver Wilkinson. .