The Israel’s army chief self-isolated because of coronavirus suspicion

TEL AVIV, (BM) – The Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Lieutenant General Aviv Kokhavi, self-isolated after one of the officers of the Armed Forces of the country, who had previously been in contact with the commander of the Jewish state, was diagnosed with a new type of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Read more: 24/7 – All about coronavirus COVID-19 in the army and military departments around the World. has learned this on the eve of March 31 by The Jerusalem Post news article.

On March 22, Kohavi held a meeting with the commander of the rear services. One of the commanders who attended that meeting later had a coronavirus test positive.

Together with the chief of the Israeli General Staff, two more senior IDF officers self-isolated.

As news agency EADaily reported, earlier this week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under “suspicion” of coronavirus. However, his test for Covid-19 showed a negative result.

According to the latest data from the Israeli Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the country is 5358 [April 1]. The condition of 94 patients is characterized as severe, 76 of them are connected to mechanical ventilation devices. 21 patients died.


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