Israeli ambassador quarantined in Beijing

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — In China, Israeli ambassador Zvi Kheifets was quarantined after flying in the same plane with a group of tourists from South Korea infected with COVID-19 coronavirus.

Although the Israeli diplomat was masked and sat in another salon, he would have to undergo an examination.

According to the representative of the Israeli Embassy in Beijing, Kheifets worked all these days and felt very good.

The liner made a flight from Tel Aviv to Seoul on February 15. The embassy also allowed the possibility that tourists fell ill not in Israel, but after returning to their homeland.

In Israel itself, an investigation was launched on Saturday related to the travel of two groups of 39 and 37 people from South Korea to the Holy Land from February 8 to 16 and from February 11 to 21.

In 18 members of the first group, analyzes showed the presence of coronavirus. Before they had a fever and a cough, tourists managed to visit their offices, shops, crowded places in Jerusalem, Netanya, Caesarea, Nazareth and at home in South Korea.


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