Coronavirus in elite IDF unit

Dozens of combat support soldiers in elite Sayeret Matkal unit enter quarantine after soldier in the unit diagnosed with COVID-19.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

IDF soldiers in Samaria
IDF soldiers in Samaria
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Dozens of combat support soldiers in the elite Sayeret Matkal IDF unit went into quarantine after a soldier in the unit was diagnosed with coronavirus, the IDF spokesman said Sunday.

Most of the soldiers in question have already undergone tests whose results will be received in the coming days. The operational fitness of the elite unit have not been compromised.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the weekly government meeting this morning, Sunday, by addressing the continued surge in coronavirus infections.

"Unfortunately, there is currently no improvement in the status of the infection rate. The number of infections continues to be about 200 per day, which is a red light," the prime minister warned.

However, Netanyahu did not declare an intention to tighten restrictions, stating, "I reiterate and ask that everyone obey the guidelines and respect the rules of the Ministry of Health."

The Health Ministry said this morning that 122 people had been infected with coronavirus over the past day. In total, there are currently 3,348 infected persons in Israel, including 35 who condition is considered serious and 26 connected to ventilators.