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Gantz quarantining after staff member tests positive for COVID

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks during a Blue and White faction meeting at the Knesset on December 6, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks during a Blue and White faction meeting at the Knesset on December 6, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

A member of Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s staff tests positive for the coronavirus, requiring the minister to enter quarantine until he receives a negative test, his office says.

According to the defense minister’s office, Gantz has already performed a rapid antigen test, which came back negative, but will remain at home until he receives the results of a more accurate PCR test.

Last week, Gantz, 62, received a fourth coronavirus vaccine, and the staff member who tested positive had received three doses, his office says.

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