The Israeli government decided late Sunday night to delay the decision on reopening the education system next week, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressing that the situation is “complicated.”
According to outlet N12, the prospect of schools reopening on Tuesday was very small, as public health officials of the Health Ministry, as well as National Security Council experts, warned that could lead to a surge in infections and hospitalizations.
Physics expert Prof Eli Waxman of the National Security Council said that lifting restrictions will cause a “collapse of the ICUs. A large portion of patients in serious condition will not receive proper treatment so more might die,” N12 reported.
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