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Magen David Adom medical team member wearing protective gear, is handling a COVID-19 coronavirus test from a patient in Jerusalem, on April 17, 2020.

A special education student at the ‘Netivot Shlomo’ Talmud Torah in Jerusalem was found last week to be infected with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

The child’s classmates who were with him in the learning capsule, and a number of the staff members were sent into isolation.

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The boy’s parents had signed a health declaration, even though his mother was sick with COVID-19 and her son was suffering with fever, according to a report by Israel’s Kan 11 public broadcasting network.

Israel’s Health Ministry is now conducting an epidemiological investigation into the student and his family in order to determine who should enter quarantine. Part of the staff at the Talmud Torah has also undergone testing for the coronavirus, just to be sure.

Sources at “Netivot Shlomo” said they fear the school may be shut down as a result of the incident.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.