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Israel: After staffer tests positive for virus, PM Netanyahu placed under quarantine

AFP
Published : Mar 30, 2020, 6:18 pm IST
Updated : Mar 30, 2020, 6:18 pm IST

The prime minister decided that he and his close staff would be in confinement until tests were completed

Benjamin Netanyahu. AP Photo
 Benjamin Netanyahu. AP Photo

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides have been placed under quarantine after a staffer within his office tested positive for COVID-19, a statement and Israeli media said.

"Before the epidemiological investigation was completed and to dispel any doubts, the prime minister decided that he and his close staff would be in confinement until (tests) were completed," said a statement from Netanyahu's office.

 

The statement did not mention the positive test of a staffer, but multiple Israeli media outlets have reported the case, which was confirmed to AFP by separate sources.

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