Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been subject to self-quarantine since Monday, shortly after he had contact with a person infected with the Coronavirus, according to his office, stressing that the measure is a precaution.
The Corona tests that were conducted for Netanyahu on Sunday and Monday were negative, but, “they will remain in quarantine until Friday, after contacting a patient who was confirmed to be infected with the new Coronavirus.”
Several Israeli media reported that Netanyahu met last week with Michael Kleiner, a member of the right-wing Likud party, who confirmed an examination he underwent at a later time that he was infected with the virus. The statement from the Prime Minister’s Office did not provide any details about the possibility of Netanyahu being injured.
Last week, Netanyahu was at Ben Gurion Airport to receive the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine. He declared that the end of the epidemic was “imminent” and pledged to receive the first dose of the vaccine in a massive vaccination campaign that was to start later this month.
Israel, with a population of nine million, has recorded over 358,000 cases of the virus, including 3,003 deaths.