Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, 93, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, Erev Sukkos. Baruch Hashem, his condition is good and he is at home learning his regular sedarim as usual under close medical supervision.
HaRav Chaim’s family members stated: “Due to changes in the Rav’s temperature, the Rav was tested and was found positive for the coronavirus. B’Siyata Dishmaya, the Rav is currently feeling well and is continuing his sidrei limud as usual and of course, is under close medical supervision.”
Meanwhile, a number of HaRav Chaim’s grandchildren and other members of his household – including his driver – received positive results from the Covid-19 tests that they took over the past few days.
HaRav Kanievsky has been in pro-active-isolation for a number of months and only receives visitors from behind a clear divider.
The public is asked to daven for the refuah sheleimah of HaRav Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim ben Pesha Miriam b’soch shaar cholei Yisrael.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)