Update for Sunday 03.01.21 at 21:30

Dear Residents,

We have recently learned from the Ministry of Health that Efrat residents have come into contact with the British mutation of the coronavirus. This mutation is not a more dangerous form of the virus, however it is more contagious.

At the moment it is still unclear where it was discovered and what the consequences are, so in consultation with the Ministry of Health, the entire education system will be closed tomorrow - including maonot, tzaharonim, private nurseries, youth clubs, transportation, and special education throughout Efrat. Additionally, students who learn in schools outside of Efrat will not leave Efrat, nor will students from other cities enter Efrat until further notice.

At this stage there is no significant increase in the number of patients. The Council's investigative team and corona staff are working to make sense of the incoming information.

We will continue to assess the situation and we will update you again tomorrow.

At 21:45, there will be a Facebook live broadcast on the Council’s Facebook page and on Mayor Oded Revivi’s page.

The Public Information Team