Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went in confinement after one of his aides tested positive for novel coronavirus.
According to the local media of Israel, initial investigation determined that 70-year-old Netanyahu was unlikely to have been infected.
Israeli Officials stated that Netanyahu was scheduled to undergo a coronavirus test by Tuesday and the previous test of Israeli Prime Minister on March 15, found to be negative.
Israel’s Health Ministry regulations generally require 14-day self-isolation for anyone deemed to have been in proximity with a carrier, with the duration reduced for the number of days that have passed since the suspected exposure.
Israel’s coronavirus infections have risen to 4,347 and 15 Israelis have died from the disease so far.
Earlier British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Britain Prime Minster tweeted: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
“Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.”
Downing Street said Mr Johnson had been tested on the advice of his chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, having been experiencing “mild symptoms” on Thursday.
“The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive,” the statement added.
“In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Street.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayAlert (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020