Coronavirus case detected in the Knesset

MK Zvi Hauser to enter isolation after intern working with Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee contracts COVID-19.

Arutz Sheva North America Staff ,

Knesset plenum
Knesset plenum
Adina Wallman, Knesset Spokesperson

Yosef Grif, the Knesset sergeant-at-arms, announced on Friday that a coronavirus case had been discovered in the Knesset.

The case is of an intern working with the legal adviser of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

As a result of the diagnosis, it was announced on Friday evening that the head of the committee, MK Zvi Hauser, will enter isolation.

The Knesset sergeant-at-arms stated that anyone who was in contact with the intern or in his vicinity should remain at home and not go to work until receiving instructions from the Ministry of Health.

"As has been done in similar cases in the past in which a verified case was found in the Knesset, this time there will also be a continuing epidemiological investigation in collaboration with the professionals in the Ministry of Health," the statement from the Knesset sergeant-at-arm said.

Earlier on Friday, the Ministry of Health updated that 566 cases of coronavirus had been diagnosed in Israel since midnight, increasing the number of active patients to 10,060.

In the wake of the surge in cases of the virus in recent days, the government approved new restrictions on Thursday. These restrictions include a ban on gatherings of more than 20 people and a limit of 50 people at event halls.

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