Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Wednesday that he was entering isolation because of possible exposure to a person infected with coronavirus on Sunday evening.
Gantz tweeted on Wednesday: “Let’s start with the bottom line: I feel great and intend to continue working as usual, just remotely.”
He added that after speaking with medical staff, he will enter quarantine and be tested, saying “there is no room for risk-taking.”
The Defense Ministry said that equipment would be brought to Gantz’s home in Rosh HaAyin so he could be could continue working, reported Ynet.
Public Security Minister Amir Ohana entered quarantine on Saturday.
Israel recorded six more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll from the disease to 343, according to the Israeli Health Ministry.
Since Tuesday, more 1,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the infection rate to 5.2 percent, according to ministry data.