MKs enter quarantine after Blue and White MK infected with coronavirus

An epidemiological investigation will be conducted in order to find any people she came into contact with.

Blue and White MK Hila Shai-Vazan (photo credit: REUVEN KAPUSCINSKI/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
Blue and White MK Hila Shai-Vazan
(photo credit: REUVEN KAPUSCINSKI/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
A number of MKs and government officials were forced to enter quarantine on Monday after Blue and White MK Hila Shai-Vazan was confirmed as being infected with the novel coronavirus, the Knesset Spokesperson announced. Shai-Vazan was last in the Knesset building on Wednesday.
An epidemiological investigation is being conducted in order to find any people she came into contact with.
"Unfortunately I was tested positive for the coronavirus," tweeted Shai-Vazan on Monday. "I feel the symptoms lightly and hope to get better soon. I will continue to fight from my home as well, to enact a law for advance payments for couples who planned to get married, so that it can be approved later this week. Be careful, get tested and go get vaccinated!"

The law Shai-Vazan referred to aims to provide compensation for couples who paid advance payments for weddings at wedding halls that were cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Much of the Blue and White party may need to quarantine as well due to Vazan's confirmed infection, raising questions concerning efforts by the party to avoid the dispersal of the Knesset.
Chairman of the Knesset House Committee, Blue and White MK Eitan Ginzburg, and director-general of the Central Election Committee, Orly Adas, were instructed to enter quarantine on Monday during a meeting of the Knesset House Committee on a proposed bill to delay the deadline for the state budget.
Gideon Sa'ar entered quarantine on Monday as well after coming into contact with a coronavirus patient on Thursday. It is unclear if the patient was Shai-Vazan. Sa'ar will remain in quarantine until Saturday.


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