Senior officials in the Hezbollah terror group are in quarantine after contracting the coronavirus, Israel’s Channel 13 reported on Wednesday.
The terror group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, is also reportedly quarantined but it is unclear if the isolation is a preventative effort or if he has been infected with the virus. Arab media, however, is reporting that Nasrallah is infected.
The report said they were infected after coming into close contact with Iranian military officials who tested positive for the deadly disease during a meeting in Beirut last week.
Hezbollah is funded by Iran and receives weapons and political assistance from the Islamic republic. Israel considers the Lebanon-based terror group one of its biggest security threats.
Iran is the hardest-hit country in the Middle East by the coronavirus. Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced on Tuesday that 291 people have died amid 8,042 cases in the republic.
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