Border Police Chief diagnosed with coronavirus

Border Police Chief Yaakov (Kobi) Shabtai diagnosed with coronavirus.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yaakov Shabtai
Yaakov Shabtai
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Border Police Chief Yaakov (Kobi) Shabtai was diagnosed with coronavirus on Saturday.

Shabtai on Thursday attended a memorial ceremony for the victims of Operation Protective Edge which was attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and Southern Command chief Herzi Halevi, who already entered isolation in June after attending a meeting with a verified case.

A statement from the Border Police spokesperson said that "he is in good health and an epidemiological examination is currently underway in the Border Police and the Israel Police to identify who he has been in contact with in order to carry out further tests and update those who will be forced to go into isolation."

The Ministry of Health said that after an epidemiological investigation, it was determined that the President, the Defense Minister and the Chief of Staff need not enter isolation.