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3 more lawmakers test positive for COVID as surge of cases continues

Head of the Religious Zionist Party MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a rally against the government in Tel Aviv, November 2, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Head of the Religious Zionist Party MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a rally against the government in Tel Aviv, November 2, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Three more members of Knesset test positive for COVID-19.

Religious Zionism’s Bezalel Smotrich, Likud’s Gila Gamliel and Yisrael Beytenu’s Yulia Malinovsky have been infected, the Knesset spokesperson says.

Over the past two weeks, more than 20% of the entire Knesset has tested positive for the virus, although many have already recovered.

In addition, an adviser to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (who tested positive himself last week), as well as a security guard and another Knesset employee have tested positive.

The Health Ministry director-general said earlier today that 71,000 Israelis tested positive for COVID yesterday, setting yet another new daily record as the Omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country.

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