Minister Rafi Peretz diagnosed as positive for Corona: “Feeling good right now”


Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Rafi Peretz announced tonight (Saturday) that he has been diagnosed as positive for the corona virus. “With the departure of Shabbat, it became clear, unfortunately, that I was positive about the corona examination I did on Friday,” Minister Peretz wrote on Twitter. “Feeling good at the moment and wishing complete healing to all Israeli patients,” he added. On Wednesday, Peretz announced that he was entering solitary confinement after the director general of his office, Avi Cohen, was diagnosed as positive about the virus. On Wednesday, he was in the Knesset, and on Monday he recently addressed the plenum.

Earlier tonight, Knesset spokeswomen announced that MKs Avi Dichter, Osnat Mark, Minister Eli Cohen, and three of their advisers, were required to go into home isolation in light of their exposure to a verified corona virus patient who met with them in the Knesset on July 27.

Representatives of the Ministry of Health contacted the Knesset members and advisers, updated them on the details of the epidemiological investigation, and at the same time updated the Knesset officer, Superintendent Joseph Griff on the findings. The isolation of Knesset members and advisers, two of them by MK Mark and one by Minister Cohen, is expected to end on August 10.


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