Health Minister Yaakov Litzman’s office announces that he has recovered from the coronavirus after receiving the results of a second consecutive test that came back negative.
“It was a great opportunity for me to become personally aware of the dedicated work of the country’s precious medical staff,” he says in a statement.
“I urge the citizens of Israel to continue to obey all the Health Ministry guidelines on social distancing,” he adds.
Hours after testing positive for the virus, a Channel 12 report revealed that Litzman had been spotted earlier that week attending illegal prayer services at a synagogue nearby his home, leading to calls for his ouster.
— Jacob Magid