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Israeli PM enters quarantine after daughter tests positive for COVID-19

2021-12-27 11:36:01   Source:Xinhua  

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett [Photo/Agencies]

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett entered quarantine on Sunday after his daughter tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesman for the prime minister's office said in a statement.

Bennett's wife and other children tested negative, the statement added.

Israel's Ynet news reported that Bennett left a special cabinet meeting held in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights in order to enter quarantine after his 14-year-old daughter tested positive.

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton also entered quarantine on Sunday after her daughter tested positive.

Bennett had entered quarantine on Dec 14 after a person on his flight back from a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates tested positive for COVID-19.

Israel has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases after the spread of the Omicron variant.


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