Education Minister: Schools to continue running

Minister Yoav Galant says the education system will continue to operate against the backdrop of the rise in coronavirus infections.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yoav Galant
Yoav Galant
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Education Minister Yoav Galant said that the education system would continue to operate against the backdrop of the rise in the coronavirus infections.

"The Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers have adopted my position, according to which the education system can continue to operate while closely monitoring the morbidity rate in schools and ensuring the health of students and teaching staff. This is possible thanks to the dedication and determination of our teachers, kindergarten aides, and administrators working out of dedication and love for their students," said Galant.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Yisrael Katz, and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein delivered statements on the increased coronavirus morbidity rates in the country.

"The good news is that the Israeli economy is recovering," Netanyahu said, before turning to the bad news, that the rate of coronavirus morbidity had risen above 200 people a day.

"We have to stop this growth quickly," Netanyahu said, warning that if the morbidity rates continue to climb, Israel would have to resume the lockdown.

The prime minister said that the rising morbidity rate is caused by the failure to abide by social distancing rules as the economy reopened.

He called on the public to wear masks, wash their hands, and maintain a distance between each other in public.

"The virus doesn't give up. It only respects those who respect the rules," he said. "If you keep the rules, they will keep us."

"If we work together, we will overcome the pandemic," concluded Netanyahu.