A consultant to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the 70-year-old leader had been exposed or his work being compromised.
"We will act according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health," said one official, announcing the diagnosis of the parliamentary aide, whom the Israeli media described as in good condition.
The Department of Health generally requires 14 days of self-isolation and possible coronavirus testing for people who are near an infected person.
Israeli media said the adjutant attended a parliamentary session last week attended by Netanyahu and opposition lawmakers trying to build an emergency coalition government to help tackle the coronavirus crisis.
Israel has reported 4,247 cases and 15 deaths. With the Ministry of Health's warning that the death toll could number in the thousands, Netanyahu should call officials on Monday to discuss a planned ban on part of the country.
Netanyahu was tested for coronavirus on March 15 as a precaution, his office said. The result was negative.
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