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Yesh Atid MK contracts COVID, says ‘unreasonable’ to prevent him voting

Yesh Atid MK Vladimir Beliak (Screen capture: YouTube)
Yesh Atid MK Vladimir Beliak (Screen capture: YouTube)

MK Vladimir Beliak from Yesh Atid tests positive for coronavirus, in a potential fresh blow to the coalition as it struggles to pass legislation with a razor-thin Knesset majority.

After Beliak was confirmed to have COVID-19, Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash sought to prevent him from taking part in plenum votes at the Knesset.

“It’s unreasonable to prevent a Knesset member from voting in the plenum, even if he is confirmed to have the coronavirus,” Beliak tweets in response. “I will never violate the guidelines, but I expect the Health Ministry to offer a reasonable solution that will allow me to exercise my democratic right.”

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