An Israeli man who returned to the country from northern Italy earlier this week tested positive for the coronavirus and will be transferred to a quarantine at the Sheba Medical Center, Israel's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
On Friday, the Health Ministry said that the man's wife was also diagnosed with the virus and is now in isolation.
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On Thursday afternoon, reports emerged that an Israeli residing in the area of the Coastal Plain had violated the quarantine he is under and went to visit family members. The court in response criticized the police for failing to bring the man to a hearing on his case and releasing him without restrictions.
The Health Ministry has notified the public of different spots where the man stayed. Anyone who was near these areas, at least two meters away and for 15 minutes or longer, is required to immediately enter a house quarantine for 14 days and report to the Health Ministry:
El Al flight LY381, which departed from Israel on February 21 at 6 A.M.
El Al flight LY382, which landed in Israel on February 23 at 4:10 P.M.