Health Ministry: 16th Israeli Contracts Coronavirus

Illustration of a sign reading “Danger, Corona.” (Mendy Hechtman/FLASH90)

The Health Ministry announced that another Israeli, a 38-year-old man, has become infected by coronavirus, Thursday, bringing the total number of Israeli citizens who have contracted the disease to 16.

The Israeli, a tour bus driver from East Yerushalayim, is hospitalized at Poriya Medical Center in the Galilee.

According to media reports, he was the bus driver for a group of 21 Greek tourists, four of whom have been diagnosed with the virus. The driver checked into the hospital with pneumonia.

The hospital has advised that the man is in stable condition and fully conscious. The hospital is keeping him in isolation and adhering to the guidelines of the Health Ministry.