Netanyahu says Israel will soon start vaccinating all citizens aged 50+

Speaking at Ben Gurion Airport as 700,000 more Pfizer vaccine doses arrive, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will start inoculating all citizens over the age of 50, in addition to those over 60, 72% of whom have received the first dose.

Hailing the shipment’s arrival as “a great day for Israel,” Netanyahu says that the next shipment will arrive next Sunday.

He says that starting tomorrow, 170,000 people will be vaccinated per day.

He also says that in the coming days he’ll offer more financial help to businesses battered by the coronavirus restrictions.