“The government made the wrong decision, against professional recommendations,” Gamzu said in the letter. “Moreover, we are seeing a spike in infection in general and specifically among the general public.”
According to the commissioner, the spike is particularly centered on school-aged children, especially those 10 and up.
“I request that you accept the professional recommendation and do not allow schools to open tomorrow, with all the complications that entails,” he continued. He said that if need be, only grade five and up could shutter early.
“Behind this recommendation stand all relevant professionals,” he concluded.
Gamzu’s letter came as nearly 5,000 people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday. Source: Gov’t evaluating possibility of closing schools tomorrow – The Jerusalem Post