Monday, 30 March 2020
Netanyahu aide tests positive for coronavirus
An adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who met with the premier on Thursday has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, raising concerns that the prime minister may have been exposed himself.
Rivka Paluch, Netanyahu’s adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs, tested positive hours after her husband was hospitalized with the virus.
Sources in Netanyahu’s office told media that they will act according to Health Ministry guidelines, likely meaning the premier and other aides or lawmakers may have to enter 14-day quarantine. They said an epidemiological study on Paluch was being conducted to determine whom she may have exposed to the virus.