Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya will go into quarantine after an assistant tested positive for coronavirus.
The prime minister has been tested to see if he has the virus. It will remain quarantined until you receive the results or are approved by the Ministry of Health and your personal physician.
“Even before epidemiological research is finished and to eliminate any doubt. The prime minister has decided that he and his close staff will remain isolated until the epidemiological investigation is completed”; the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
Netanyahu’s assistant, Rivka Paluch, tested positive Sunday for COVID-19, but it is unclear whether the prime minister had any close contact with her.
Before announcing his quarantine, Netanayhu’s office said he hadn’t been in the same room with Paluch in the last two weeks.
“The initial assessment is that there is no need for the prime minister to be quarantined as he was not in close contact with the patient and did not meet with her,” the PMO said.
“Similarly, since an initial check-up, the two have not been in the same room together for the last two weeks. Epidemiological research is ongoing”; Added.
However, Israeli media reported that Netanyahu met with Paluch.
Paluch is one of more than 4,300 Israelis who have been infected with the new virus. Sixteen are dead.