Occupied Palestine (QNN)- An employee in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office tested positive for COVID-19, his office said on Monday according to Reuters. No further information was provided about whether the 70-year-old leader had been infected.
“epidemiological investigation is being conducted, which will provide appropriate guidelines for those who came into contact” with the employee, according to a statement from Netanyahu’s office.
Netanyahu has previously self-isolated after two separate COVID-19 scares — first in March after coming into contact with an infected aide, and later in April after his then-health minister was diagnosed with the virus.
The Israeli Ministry of Health has announced that the toll coronavirus cases reached over 17,100 while the deaths reached 285.
Last week saw increased rates of infections following the government’s decision to ease its lockdown, allowing schools, businesses, beaches, shops and restaurants to reopen.