Bennett: 30 Million Coronavirus Rapid Test En Route to Israel

YERUSHALAYIM -
Health-care workers taking COVID test samples. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Tuesday at the opening of the Coronavirus Cabinet meeting that thirty million coronavirus rapid test kits are on the way to Israel.

These tests will be used by children before attending school, allowing infected children to be immediately identified and isolated, thus preventing mass quarantining of students.

Children who were exposed to the virus and require quarantine will be tested at the start, the middle, and the end of the week of quarantine, allowing their release if they are negative throughout.

“In the fight against the coronavirus, it seems that at this stage we have the upper hand,” Bennett said. “All the parameters show a gradual decrease in morbidity.”

“The rate of people testing positive is declining, the number of serious patients dropped significantly from 700 to about 500 this morning and day after day, the coronavirus wards in several hospitals are in the process of closing,” he added.