JERUSALEM (REUTERS) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett examined damaging on Sunday (Dec 26) for Covid-19 after his 14-year-old daughter was contaminated by the coronavirus, his workplace mentioned.
Bennett had left the weekly assembly of his cupboard and headed house to self-isolate after studying of his daughter’s constructive check, which got here amid fast-spreading infections in Israel brought on by the Omicron variant.
Bennett later took a PCR check, which got here out damaging, however determined to stay in isolation in the intervening time as a precaution, his workplace mentioned in an announcement. Bennett obtained a vaccine booster shot on Aug 20.
The premier’s daughter had been vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, his workplace mentioned. It didn’t disclose whether or not she had been contaminated by Omicron or the Delta variant additionally prevalent in Israel.
Bennett drew public criticism after his spouse and youngsters went on vacation overseas early this month, regardless of his requires Israelis to assist stem Omicron’s unfold by cancelling plans to fly abroad.
His authorities later permitted measures barring Israelis from travelling to most international locations. Those edicts have been preceded by an Israeli ban on the entry of foreigners.
Israel has reported 1,118 confirmed instances of Omicron, with the variety of folks contaminated by the variant now doubling each two days.