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First case of coronavirus reported in Israel

The first known case of coronavirus in Israel was reported Friday morning, after an Israeli passenger from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess returned home to Israel.

Israel’s Health Ministry confirmed Friday that one of the eleven Israeli citizens who was returned home from Japan Thursday has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Health Ministry officials emphasized that the woman was infected while onboard the Diamond Princess, adding that the other ten Israelis were not infected.

The infected passenger is being held in isolation at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, in central Israel.