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Gantz to hold meetings remotely as military aide catches COVID

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

Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a Blue and White faction meeting at the Knesset on July 26, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a Blue and White faction meeting at the Knesset on July 26, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz will hold meetings remotely from his office after his military secretary tested positive for the coronavirus, his office says.

Gantz, who has received three vaccinations, will determine how to proceed once he receives the results of a coronavirus test.

Gantz’s military secretary, Brig. Gen. Yaki Dolf, will enter quarantine and will work from home for the time being “with as normal a schedule as possible,” the defense minister’s office says.

“All staff officers, soldiers and employees of the minister’s office who were in contact with [Dolf] are vaccinated and have been tested for the coronavirus,” Gantz’s office says.

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