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ISRAEL: Netanyahu isolates self again after minister tests positive to COVID-19

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The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has once again self-quarantined himself for seven days.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, said he took the decision after the COVID-19 test result of the country’s Health Minister, Yaakov Litzman turned out positive.

Netanyahu, had late last month self-isolated himself for a shot period, when one of his aides was confirmed positive to the dreaded virus.

The Israeli’s PM, who is 70, has on two occasions tested negative for the disease.

A statement from the country’s Health Ministry said the 71-year old minister and his wife, who equally tested positive had been in good conditions.

According to the statement, the will remain at home, continue to carry out his duties from there.

Following the development, senior members of the Ministry of Health and aides to Litzman, will all self-isolate themselves because of the close contact the shared with the infected minister.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel as at Thursday morning was 6,211.

No less than 32 persons have died as the result of the virus in the country according to CNN report.

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