Commander of Israel's Border Police tests positive for coronavirus

Commander of Israel's Border Police tests positive for coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 04 July 2020

The chief commander of Israel's Border Police, Maj.-Gen Yaakov Shabtai, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, though he is in "good condition," a spokesperson for the Border Police said in a statement on Saturday morning, APA reports citing the Jerusalem Post. 

According to the statement, an epidemiological inquest is currently being performed to find out who needs to be quarantined and tested as a result of contact with the police chief.

On Thursday, Shabtai attended a memorial service for the fallen soldiers of 2014's operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Also present at the service were President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, Chief Commander of the IDF Maj.-Gen Aviv Kochavi and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz.

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