Israeli chief of staff put under coronavirus quarantine

Aviv Kochavi was quarantined after contacting with officer, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi and two other generals have entered self-quarantine after he was in contact with an officer in the Israeli army who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“The chief of the General Staff, General Aviv Kochavi, held 10 days ago a session with commanders… it was confirmed today that one of the commanders who participated in the session was infected with coronavirus,” military spokesman, Avichay Adraee, said in a statement.

Along with Kochavi, the Head of the Front Command, Maj.-Gen. Tamir Yadai and the Head of the Operations Divisions Major General Aaron Haliva will also self-quarantine until the end of the week.

The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 18 and a total of 4,831 cases have been recorded so far.

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