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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefs nation on steps to stem rise in coronavirus cases

An employee at the Prime Minister’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 10.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is now investigating when the staff member was last in contact with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or in his surrounding area.

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Officials will then have to determine whether the prime minister or any of his staff will be required to enter self-isolation for any length of time.

Thousands of Students and Teachers Sent into Coronavirus Quarantine

Thousands of students and teachers have already been required to self-quarantine after students, teachers, staff members and some family members have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Jerusalem, Hadera, Be’er Sheva, Bat Yam, Givat Ze’ev and even in Rahat.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.