The man who has not been identified complained of fever and other flu symptoms four days after returning from Italy. He was confirmed as suffering from the coronavirus and quarantined at Sheba Medical Center. Health officials will be testing people who came in contact with him.
Two other Israelis were confirmed earlier in the month to have contracted the virus while on the Diamond Princess cruise liner. They were also quarantined at Sheba and are reported to be in good condition. On Thursday, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced he would be banning entry of non-Israelis arriving from Italy.