Israel Prime Minister quarantines after daughter tests Covid positive

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett entered quarantine after his daughter tested positive for Covid-19, a government spokesman said in a statement…reports Asian Lite News

Bennett’s wife and other children have however tested negative, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

Israel’s Ynet news reported that Bennett left a special cabinet meeting held in the Golan Heights in order to enter quarantine after his 14-year-old daughter tested positive.

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton also entered quarantine on Sunday after her daughter tested positive.

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Bennett had entered quarantine on December 14 after a person on his flight back from a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates tested positive for the virus.

Israel has witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases amid the fast spread of the Omicron variant.