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Israeli PM Bennett Tests Positive for COVID

Israeli PM Bennett Tests Positive for COVID

Monday, 28 March, 2022 - 05:45
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, March 20, 2022. Maya Alleruzzo/ Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has tested positive for COVID-19 but feels well and will continue to work while self-isolating at home, his office said on Monday.

It added that he would continue his schedule as planned, which includes a briefing on an attack late Sunday that killed two Border officers.

Israel is experiencing a modest increase in COVID-19 infections as an omicron subvariant spreads there as in many other countries. Bennett and nearly half of Israel have received three vaccinations.

In recent days, Bennett met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. And hours before the test, Bennett rushed to the city of Hadera, where gunmen killed two Border Police officers and wounded four others before they were shot and killed.

The government said the shooters were ISIS supporters, and the extremist group has claimed responsibility.

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