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Lawmakers in quarantine after Blue and White minister catches virus

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Published: 25 August 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Immigration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata tests positive but colleagues not required to quarantine; Israel develops groundbreaking Covid pool testing method

Two lawmakers in quarantine after Blue and White minister catches virus (Times of Israel)
Immigration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata diagnosed with coronavirus 2 days after faction meeting, but colleagues said not required to quarantine

Israel approves new groundbreaking Covid-19 testing method (Haaretz)
'Approval for the method is a national milestone,' and the country has come to the realisation that we need to make use of the most advanced science to handle the coronavirus outbreak, says leading professor

Israel develops new Covid pool testing method that can screen nearly 50 samples at once (The Print)
Called P-Best, for Pooling-Based Efficient SARS-CoV-2 Testing, Israel's method is based on an algorithm that is used to detect rare genetic mutations

Photo: Blue and White MK Pnina Tamano-Shata in July, 2018 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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