Knesset security footage said to show PM was near aide infected with virus

Prime Minister Netanyahu was recently in close proximity to an aide who was tested positive for the coronavirus, Channel 12 news reports.

The network says surveillance footage shows Rivka Paluch greeting Netanyahu and his entourage as they entered the Knesset and then escorting them through the building.

The report did not say which date the footage was from.

The Prime Minister’s Office said earlier that Netanyahu was not in close contact with Paluch, but that he would enter quarantine anyway as a precaution.

Rivka Paluch, left, walks alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset on March 3, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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