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Israeli PM Naftali Bennett tests positive for COVID-19

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Jerusalem on Sunday. (AP)
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Jerusalem on Sunday. (AP)
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28 Mar 2022 03:03:14 GMT9
28 Mar 2022 03:03:14 GMT9
  • Israeli leader has been vaccinated against the coronavirus and received a booster dose

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

The news came hours after Bennett, who has been vaccinated against the coronavirus and received a booster dose, visited the scene of a shooting in the Israeli city of Hadera, where two Arab gunmen killed two police officers before being shot dead.

“This morning, the prime minister will conduct an assessment … of last night’s attack,” Bennett’s office added in a statement.

Participants would include the ministers of defense and internal security, the military’s chief of staff and the national police chief, it added

Bennett met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Jerusalem on Sunday.

The prime minister, who turned 50 on Friday, has been a vocal proponent of vaccinations and masking, while avoiding lockdowns, as Israel battles the pandemic.

Reuters

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