Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid attends a news conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office in London, Britain, November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Monday he had tested positive for COVID-19 but was in good health.

Lapid, who heads the largest party in the government, was isolating at home, according to a spokesperson.

"I feel great because I am vaccinated. Go get vaccinated, put on a mask, we will get through this together," he wrote on Twitter.

Lapid was the main architect in forming Israel's ruling coalition and is slated to take over as prime minister next year in a rotation agreement with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Sandra Maler)


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