Israel Finance minister tests Covid positive

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Israel’s Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and will isolate for a few days in his home…reports Asian Lite News

Lieberman, who received the fourth Covid-19 vaccine shot on January 10, said his test results came on Saturday, adding that he “will continue to lead a responsible economic policy from home, track figures and plan steps forward”, reports Xinhua news agency.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry reported 39,015 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 1,768,135.

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The death toll increased by 10 to 8,303, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 306 to 387.

The number of active cases increased to a record of 267,734, while the rate of positive results from all daily tests increased from 12.65 per cent to 14.02 per cent, highest figure since September 2020.