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Schools to be closed in Israel due to coronavirus from 17 September

The Israeli government has decided to suspend school classes from September 17 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reports TASS with reference to the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

As specified, kindergartens and nurseries will also be suspended.

Over the past day in Israel, more than 5 thousand infected with coronavirus infection were detected, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 approached 170 thousand.

On September 13, the Israeli Cabinet of Ministers approved the resumption of strict quarantine in the country for a period of three weeks. From September 18, citizens will again be prohibited from leaving their homes for more than 500 meters without good reason. Also, gatherings with more than 10 people in the premises and more than 20 people on the street will be prohibited. In public sector organizations, no more than half of the employees will continue to work, and private sector enterprises will be prohibited from receiving visitors.

According to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, Israel became the first country in the world to "reintroduce total quarantine."

According to the World Health Organization, in the world more than 29.155 million cases of coronavirus were registered, the number of deaths exceeded 926 thousand.

WHO chief Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus previously said the long-term effects of COVID-19 continue remain unknown, especially in children who have recovered.

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