Israeli Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman has recovered from the coronavirus and was expected to return to a full work schedule at the ministry on Tuesday.
A follow-up test on Monday confirmed an earlier result of negative for COVID-19, clearing him for release from a two-week quarantine, according to media reports.
Rabbi Litzman released a statement, saying: “I have been informed of my complete recovery from the virus, thank G-d. It was a great opportunity for me to become personally aware of the dedicated work of our precious medical teams. My thanks to everyone who was involved in taking care of me.”
He added: “I urge the citizens of Israel to continue to abide by all the Health Ministry’s provisions for social distancing. The relief granted is contingent upon the public’s strict observance of the existing restrictions. Only in this way can we defeat the coronavirus, for all Israeli citizens and their health. Together we will succeed, with the help of G-d.”