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Health minister recovers from COVID-19

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.

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman at a press conference about the coronavirus at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2020. (Flash90)

“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

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