Coronavirus: Israeli Minister of Health positive

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US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Israeli health minister and wife have tested positive for coronavirus and are in solitary confinement following guidelines for the health crisis, the ministry said on Thursday. of Health.

Yaakov Litzman, 71, has appeared regularly alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of whom he is one of the allies, to provide information on the spread of the coronavirus and measures to combat it.

However, he had restricted the number of his public appearances in recent weeks and the director general of health was responsible for keeping daily press briefings in place of Litzman.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that the Litzman couple felt well and that those who had come into contact with the spouses in the past two weeks would be ordered to isolate themselves.

Benjamin Netanyahu was tested negative after being in contact with a parliamentary attaché infected with the virus.

At least 25 deaths and more than 6,000 infections have been reported in the country.


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