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Israel evacuates families of diplomats from Russia
The Foreign Ministry is evacuating the families of Israeli diplomats from Russia and several other countries, the Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday.
“There is an approval for the evacuation of diplomats’ relatives — not the diplomats themselves — if they choose to, from several countries including Russia,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Haiat told The Times of Israel.
He was confirming a report by Army Radio that said the families had already been returned to Israel from Russia and several unspecified African states.
The report noted the recent rise in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia, as well as widespread suspicions that Moscow has been severely under-reporting the scope of the outbreak there.
The Times of Israel