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Amid pandemic, MKs cleared to join committee meetings by videoconference

Lawmakers sick with the coronavirus, in quarantine, or who have preexisting illnesses that put them at risk from the virus can now attend parliamentary committee meetings and votes from afar.

The Knesset Arrangements Committee approves the decision, but chair Avi Nissenkorn stresses it’s for “exceptional cases and is not a blanket approval” for all lawmakers who want to videoconference in.

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