Netanyahu quarantined again after health minister tests positive for coronavirus

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday went into isolation for the second time in a week after his health minister was diagnosed with COVID-19.

He had had frequent meetings with Health Minister Yaakov Litzman.

Netanyahu, 70, will stay in self-quarantine until next Wednesday, the prime minister’s office said.

The isolation was reportedly a result of recommendation of Netanyahu’s personal doctor and guidelines of the health ministry.

Netanyahu had come out of two-day isolation on Wednesday after one of his advisors was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Netanyahu is meant to finalize a coalition government with his former rival, Benny Gantz and his centrist Blue and White party—amid his corruption trial due to open on May 24.

Official figures show 6,211 have tested positive for the coronavirus in Israel with 31 deaths.

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