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Israel suspends parliament after lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

After he was spotted without a mask among crowds of people, Knesset member Sami Abu Shehadeh announced Thursday he was infected with the virus.

Parliament sessions in Israel are on hold after a legislator repeatedly photographed without a mask tested positive for the coronavirus. 

“All Knesset workers have been instructed to not arrive at parliament if their work is not essential," a statement from parliament said. Committee meetings were also postponed Thursday “until all the ramifications are examined.” 

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