Two Israeli nationals have tested positive with the corona virus, bringin the coutry's total of confirmed cases to 6, The Ministry of Health announced Friday.
The Ministry said that a passenger who stayed on board the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship and later released from quarantine in Japan has tested positive for the virus and will be hospitalized in isolation at Sheba Medical Center.
The ministry said that the passenger flew on Turkish Airlines flight TK53 from Tokyo to Istanbul and Turkish Airlines flight TK784 from Istanbul to Ben Gurion Airport that landed in Israel at 08:55 am.
Another Israeli was diagnosed with the Chinese coronavirus Friday. The man, living in Israel's northern district, returned from Italy on Saturday. He will be hospitalized in Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
People who might have been exposed to the virus must enter home quarantine for 14 days and report to the Health Ministry via their website.
In case symptoms start appearing, such as fever, coughing or difficulty breathing; patients are instructed to call Magen David Adom 101 hotline.