3rd lawmaker from Shas party enters self-quarantine

Deputy Finance Minister Yitzhak Cohen has gone into self-quarantine after being informed he was near a carrier of the coronavirus last week.

Cohen’s office says he will remain in quarantine until March 28 in accordance with Health Ministry directives requiring a person to quarantine for 14 days from the time of potential exposure.

He is the seventh lawmaker to go into quarantine and third from the ultra-Orthodox Shas party.

Deputy Finance Minister Yitzhak Cohen attends a Shas party campaign event in Jerusalem on July 22, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

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