Daycare (illustrative)
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A Jerusalem daycare has been closed temporarily after a two-year-old who attended the center was diagnosed with coronavirus, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

The Shovavim daycare, located in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood, closed after the parents of one of the children were informed that their child had tested positive for coronavirus.

After receiving the results, the parents called the center, which requested that the parents of the other 21 children in the group come and collect their children and place them in quarantine.

"Why don't they just test and be done with it?" one of the parents asked Kikar Hashabbat. "Why do they have to quarantine children for two weeks? Do people not have a life, do they not work? It already took time until we finally returned to work.

Coronavirus has an average incubation period of 5-7 days, but it can take up to two weeks for some patients to test positive.

On Wednesday morning, the Health Ministry reported that a total of 299 coronavirus cases had been confirmed since Tuesday, the highest number since April.