Israel’s health minister diagnosed with coronavirus

Israel’s health minister and his wife were diagnosed with coronavirus and are in isolation following guidelines, the health ministry said on April 2.


Yaakov Litzman, 71, an ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has appeared regularly alongside the premier to provide updates on the spread of the pandemic and new measures to combat it.But Litzman has scaled back public appearances in recent weeks and the ministry’s director-general has held daily briefings instead. Litzman and his wife feel well, the ministry said in a statement.