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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to four, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday.

An Israeli citizen who returned from Italy a few days ago tested positive for COVID-19, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority quoted the ministry as saying.

Israel has barred the entry of people coming from Italy, the worst-affected country in Europe, the Israeli broadcaster reported citing Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.

Local media reports said 56 passengers from Italy were denied entry to Israel.

Israeli citizens coming from Italy have also been directed to stay at home for 14 days.

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