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Yair Lapid comes down with COVID, feeling well

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has contracted the coronavirus, a spokesperson says.

This makes Lapid the highest-level government figure to fall ill.

The spokesperson says Lapid, the head of Yesh Atid and slated to become prime minister next year, is feeling well and isolating at home.

According to Ynet, Lapid is thought to have gotten infected by one of his security guards. Over the past day, he was in close proximity with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other top coalition politicians.

Lapid had been slated to hold a Yesh Atid faction meeting Monday afternoon, but canceled it after having been exposed.

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