Israel's health minister was quarantined Thursday after being diagnosed with an infection of COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on April 2, 2020. His office said so. More senior officials were forced to make their own concessions.

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, leader of the Jewish Communist Party, has been quarantined with his wife, who has been infected with the Corona virus.

"The minister and his wife are in good health and have been treated," the Ministry of Health said in a statement released Wednesday night and passed on Thursday.

According to official figures, Israel now has a total of 6,211 confirmed cases and 31 of those infected. Translated by: Mao Bopha January