Edelstein: We’ll vaccinate hundreds of thousands of Israelis in coming weeks

In a live press statement, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein says that quarantine will be reduced to 10 days, on condition that people receive two negative tests.

Edelstein hails the first vaccine shipments that arrived in Israel today, likening it to the Hanukkah miracle.

“Something that seemed like a dream… that we thought could happen in June, July” is happening now, he says.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis can be vaccinated in the next few weeks, he says.

“Soon, millions of additional vaccines will arrive, from Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and other companies,” he says.

Edelstein says all those who receive the shot will receive a “green passport” allowing them to move around freely.

“The more people get vaccinated, the more the economy can reopen,” he says, urging Israelis to get the shot.

The health minister calls on Israelis not to gather on Hanukkah.

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