Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hosting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen as the countries discuss joint work to produce second-generation vaccines against the coronavirus.
Netanyahu takes the two European leaders to a gym in Modiin to show off Israel’s Green Pass, which now allows fully vaccinated or recovered individuals to take part in various activities including going to the gym.
“In some four-five weeks we’ll finish vaccinating all of the over-50s,” Netanyahu says. “In eight weeks we’ll finish vaccinating everyone in Israel over 16, except for those people who refuse to vaccinate under any circumstances.”
However, Netanyahu adds it is likely that “we will need to continue wearing masks for a while” due to the various virus variants. “It’s better to be careful,” he says. “It’s a small price to pay.”