(March 18, 2020 / Israel Hayom) Israel’s Health Ministry on Tuesday night ordered Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Agriculture Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, as well as Knesset members Alon Schuster and Ram Ben-Barak, to quarantine themselves for 14 days due to possible exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The four elected officials took part in a meeting on Sunday also attended by Merhavim Regional Council leader Shai Hajaj, who has tested positive for the virus. The meeting, held in a conference room at the Interior Ministry in Jerusalem, was conducted in accordance with Health Ministry social-distancing directives.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, with the ministry reporting on Wednesday that 427 have tested positive for the virus.
A version of this article first appeared in Israel Hayom.
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