According to recent statistics, there are at least 200 people diagnosed with coronavirus in Israel, but no fatal cases have been reported so far.
The Israeli Justice Ministry has postponed the beginning of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial, Reuters reported, citing local media. The trial initially set to open on 17 March will begin on 24 May “due to developments related to the spread of the coronavirus”.
The politician was scheduled to appear in a Jerusalem district court on Tuesday to face charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes. Prosecutors accuse him of taking expensive gifts from billionaires and offering mutually favourable collaboration with the media. Netanyahu, however, has repeatedly denied the accusations, calling them a witch hunt, staged by the media.