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Israel PM Netanyahu tested negative for coronavirus: statement

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at his Jerusalem office, regarding the new measures that will be taken to fight the coronavirus, March 14, 2020. Gali Tibbon/Pool via REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for coronavirus, his office said in a statement on Sunday.

Netanyahu was asymptomatic before undergoing the precautionary test, which was also administered to officials working close to him.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch

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