71-year-old Minister of health of Israel Jacob Litman discovered coronavirus infection. About it on April 2 reported, citing the Ministry of health in Haaretz.
According to the newspaper, COVID-19 identified as his wife.
Litzman and his wife “feel good”, they will be at home under the supervision of physicians. The Minister will work remotely.
The health Ministry stressed that undergo home quarantine should all the officials who spoke with Litzman in the last two weeks.
Haaretz notes that in isolation should also be Mossad chief Yossi Cohen and head of the national security Council, Meir Ben Shabbat.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 2, coronavirus identified in 180 countries and regions.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on the morning of 2 April, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 937 thousand, of which nearly 194 thousand recovered, and more than 47 thousand people died.
In Israel there were more than 6 thousand citizens with the coronavirus, of which 241 have recovered and 26 died.