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Covid-19 : Israel wants to vaccinate two million people by the end of January

The government of Israel, where a third containment is presently in effect, announced his objective Sunday. By the end of the month, two million people should have received a double injection of the vaccine against the new coronavirus in the country. The national vaccination campaign was launched on 19 December at cadence forced by Benyamin Netanyahu. Currently in an electoral campaign, the Prime minister had received on live television his first injection of the vaccine from the duo of american-German Pfizer-BioNtech.

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On Sunday, the director general of the ministry of Health, Hezi Levi, has said that about a fifth of the nine million inhabitants of Israel – beginning with the nursing staff and over 60 years of age– have received a double injection ” by the end of January “. “We should have inoculated two million residents “, he said on the public radio Kan. This objective seems, however, less ambitious than the one discussed on the 26th of December by Benjamin Netanyahu, according to which a quarter of the population (2.25 million) had to be immunized in a month, thanks to the vaccination campaign.

18 cases of the variant british listed

The jewish State is going to reduce the pace of this campaign to manage stocks of vaccines and ensure injection at three weeks intervals for two separate doses to the population concerned, explained Sunday Hezi Levi. On Friday, a million people had received their first injection, according to the office of the Prime minister. According to the programme set initially, the israeli government hoped for an end to the crisis at the beginning of march, just before the new legislation on 23 march.

In the meantime, in the face of a recovery in the number of infections, it has decreed on the 27th of December a new containment quasi-generalized at least two weeks. More than 435 800 people have been infected by the virus in Israel, according to the latest balance sheet release by the minister of Health Sunday, and 3,400 have died. Friday, the department had also indicated that they have registered 18 cases of the variant british the virus.

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