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Bennett’s daughter tests positive for COVID; he leaves cabinet meeting, enters quarantine

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, his wife Gilat and their four children at the Knesset on June 13, 2021. (Naftali Bennett/Instagram)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, his wife Gilat and their four children at the Knesset on June 13, 2021. (Naftali Bennett/Instagram)

The daughter of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tests positive for COVID-19, his office confirms.

The prime minister himself tested negative this morning via a rapid antigen test before beginning a cabinet meeting on the Golan Heights.

Nevertheless, the Prime Minister’s Office says, Bennett exited the meeting and will remain in home quarantine, separate from his daughter, and undergo a PCR test according to the guidelines.

Earlier today, the PMO said that an employee in the Prime Minister’s Office tested positive for the coronavirus in a rapid test required of all attendees before the meeting.

The employee was immediately transferred into quarantine, and did not come into contact with the prime minister or any other ministers, the spokesperson said. Other employees who came into contact with the infected person tested negative for the virus, but were excluded from the cabinet meeting out of an abundance of caution.

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