Coronavirus | Israeli PM Netanyahu enters quarantine after aide tested positive

Mr. Neyanyahu’s office said the step was a precaution and is being taken even before the epidemiological investigation has been concluded.

March 30, 2020 05:52 pm | Updated December 03, 2021 06:53 am IST - Jerusalem:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Monday that he will enter quarantine after an aide on Knesset affairs tested positive for coronavirus ( COVID-19 ).

Mr. Neyanyahu’s office said the step was a precaution and is being taken even before the epidemiological investigation has been concluded, Haretz newspaper reported.

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Israel is under total lockdown with people not allowed to even walk beyond 100 metres from their homes and have been generally advised to go out only to stock up food.

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So far, 4,347 Israelis have tested positive for the coronavirus, with the vast majority of cases mild and 134 recoveries. Sixteen patients have died and 95 are in serious condition. One Israeli tourist died in Italy, the paper said.

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