Netanyahu: First vaccines will be administered on December 27

Netanyahu, in a live statement, says: “On the eve of Hanukkah, we’ve brought a great light to Israel,” referring to the first delivery of vaccines.

“It’s not to be taken for granted that Israel, which is… a small country with 9 million citizens should receive the vaccines at the same time as Britain and the leading countries in the world.”

“This is a great achievement for Israel, I am very proud of it,” he says.

“I ask all Israelis to get vaccinated,” says Netanyahu, adding that he’ll do it first.

Netanyahu says the first vaccines will be administered on December 27.

He says Israel will able to vaccinate 60,000 a day.

Netanyahu repeats that those vaccinated will be given privileges, such as access to malls and other sites.

He says the end of the pandemic is in sight.

Netanyahu adds: “It’s possible we will need to tighten some of the restrictions in the coming days.”

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