Vladimir Putin, the President Russia. Photo: Shutterstock
Addressing the nation on his government's efforts against COVID-19 on Monday, Netanyahu said he and Putin agreed to cooperate in the purchase of medical equipment, as Israel suffers a short supply of testing kits for coronavirus
and respirators, reported Xinhua news agency.
"They also agreed to enable movement between Russia and Israel so that citizens of the two countries will be able to return home," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.
Israel is currently in lockdown with 8,904 people diagnosed with the coronavirus
and 57 fatalities, according to the health ministry's latest figures.