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10:00 – Due to a technical glitch: it appears that the latest corona cabinet disease data will not be displayed
Due to a technical glitch in the Ministry of Health system, it is unlikely that the latest disease data will be presented in the Corona cabinet that will convene today, unless the problem is resolved by then. Earlier, the Ministry of Health announced that “the situation (updating the morbidity) this morning will be delayed.”
09:50 – Finance Minister Katz: To open the street shops and hairdressers next week
The Minister of Finance, Israel Katz, demands that the street shops, hairdressers and other services be opened to the public as early as this coming Sunday, November 1. Sources in the Ministry of Finance said that contacts are being held with the Ministry of Health to approve the demand, in parallel with the opening of some of the school classrooms. According to Katz, “the Ministry of Health must approve the immediate return of first- and second-graders to school, in accordance with the rules it itself set for the opening of the school year in September, similar to kindergarten children.”
07:50 – The Cabinet will discuss the outline of the resumption of studies in grades 1-4
One week before the deadline for the resumption of studies in first-fourth grades, the Corona Cabinet will convene today at 2:00 PM for another discussion on the outline – with the background of disagreement between the Ministries of Health and Education regarding the capsule method in first-second grades.
The Ministry of Education is ready for the outline of the Ministry of Health, but says it will cost NIS 5.3 billion and will require preparations that will last about five weeks and the recruitment of 13,000 workers. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education says that they will keep half-week-half-week capsules – in first and second grades.
Regarding grades 3-4, it was agreed on a split that was decided on even before the closure and the issue will be budgeted. The problem remained as stated in grades 1-2. The Ministry of Health initially believed that there was no need for capsules and changed its mind. At a hearing on Thursday, the deputy head of the National Security Council asked the Ministry of Education to produce “out-of-the-box” solutions and submit a proposal for an alternative outline.
Thousands of parents signed a petition in the weekend ahead of the Corona Cabinet demanding that the children be returned to schools as soon as possible in a responsible and safe manner and not just first- and fourth-graders. The national parents’ leadership that initiated the petition demands that the fifth- to twelfth-grade children be placed on the negotiating table and not continue to leave them at home for many more long months.
After Corona’s professor Prof. Roni Gamzo’s visit to Umm al-Fahm and Baqa al-Gharbiya, Gamzo’s chief of staff at the Arab company Ayman Sif told Ynet that if morbidity rates continue to climb in some Arab localities, a closure is also being considered. For now, Majdal Shams is set to red and is slated to close if the data does not change. The “flashing” cities, that is, those that are on the verge of becoming red, are: Umm al-Fahm, Shefar’am, Rahat, Araba, Taibeh and Sakhnin. Flashing localities (under 25,000 people): Arara, Abu Sanan, Deir al-Assad, Kfar Qassem, Merar and Kiryat Ekron.
“We are after a pretty good period of continuous improvement in the data, also in the number of patients, verified and the percentage of positive tests,” Sif said. “We have recently started to see an increase in morbidity in some localities. We are now looking at two data – the doubling ratio and the percentage of positive tests. That is, two of the three traffic light indices. In these data we see that these localities are on the rise “Those who will pay attention to this, so that we can stop it quickly before the virus continues to spread.”
He added that during the closure period the number of weddings was greatly reduced, so the morbidity figures decreased accordingly, “but now there is an atmosphere that the closure has ended and it turns out that people have postponed the weddings and now they are returning.” Sif points to several reasons for the current leap. “Returning Arab citizens have been diagnosed with the virus and infected with the nuclear family. The issue of returning from Turkey is beginning to be of interest.
“One of the causes of the current outbreak of the virus in Arab society is the returnees from Turkey. In addition, the entry of Israeli Arabs into cities in areas such as Ramallah, Tulkarm and Hebron causes immigration and there are almost no tests. There seems to be a hidden disease. In cafes, and there is no enforcement. ”
Due to the ban on holding weddings in Arab villages in Israel, some of them choose to hold them on the Palestinian side of the village of Barta’a, half controlled by Israel and half controlled by the Palestinian Authority, which does not enforce them there.
“These are dozens of events with the participation of Arabs from Israel who then return here,” Gamzo said. “Therefore we see an increase in some localities and we ‘dress’ for these localities, and want to increase and do as many tests and investigations as possible. We need to further strengthen the interrogators within the local authorities, so all our work is concentrated in the flashing localities. It is possible to consider imposing a closure on these localities, if it is justified. “
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