Yaakov Litzman, 71, Israel's health minister and leader of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism, who believes that the coronavirus is 'divine punishment' for homosexuality, has contracted the virus. According to The Times of Israel, Mr. Litzman regularly violated social distancing orders into order to participate in religious services.
As a result of his contact with the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet, they've all had to go into quarantine. His office has denied that he violated any quarantine rules.
From Pink News:
In 2016, Yaakov Litzman voted against allowing same-sex civil unions, same-sex couples adopting, educating health professionals about gender identity and sexual orientation, prohibiting conversion therapy and giving same-sex partners of killed soldiers the same the benefits as opposite-sex couples. On the same day he said that LGBT+ people were “sinners”.
Last month, he said that COVID-19 was “a divine punishment against homosexuality.” He also said about the lockdown, “We pray and hope that the Messiah will arrive before Easter, the time of our redemption.“I am sure that the Messiah will come and take us out as God took us out of Egypt. We will soon be free and the Messiah will come and save us from all the world’s troubles.”