As of Friday morning, 949 Israeli doctors, 635 nurses and 140 paramedics have been quarantined over possible covid-19 infection, the health ministry announced. All schools and universities are closed until after the Passover holiday, except for preschools, special needs frameworks and youth-at-risk centers. The education ministry has directed teachers to continue their work and maintain contacts with their students by remote means. Nursery school teachers are on strike in some places, refusing to work for fear of infection.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel rose to 126 on Friday, two in serious condition.