Jerusalem high school closed after students contract COVID-19

Three students from Gymnasium High School in Jerusalem test positive for coronavirus, school will resume distance learning.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,


Three students from the Gymnasium High School in Jerusalem tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.

Accordingly, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Education have decided that from next week, the school will return to the format of distance learning.

The municipality is working in full cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Magen David Adom and will test all the educational staff starting on Thursday.

Earlier, the Health Ministry updated that 24 new cases of coronavirus were detected in Israel in the past day.

The total number of patients in Israel dropped by 17 and stands at 1,942. The number of those on respirators increased by five.

Starting on Wednesday, restaurants, bars and pubs in Israel became fully operational, as did swimming pools and tourist attractions.

The operation of these places was permitted subject to physical distancing, wearing masks and adhering to hygiene rules, signage, marking queues.

However, there is still a restriction on seating in fast food complexes in malls.