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Two million Israelis have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Israel on Thursday surpassed the number of two million people inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine against covid-19, holding an act in a city in the center of the country in which a childcare provider received the injection in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I am number two million,” read a banner in the hands of the Israeli who received her first injection this Thursday in the city of Ramla, near Tel Aviv.

At his side Netanyahu, currently on an electoral campaign, assured that Israel will be “the first country to emerge from the coronavirus crisis.”

“We already see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said the prime minister with a smile.

It was Netanyahu who launched the ambitious vaccination campaign on December 19, live on television.

At the beginning of January, the authorities estimated that two million people would have received the two doses necessary for the vaccine against covid-19 by the end of January.

But this Thursday only 150,000 people had received those two doses.

Israel currently registers an outbreak of infection cases, with about 9,000 positives daily.

Netanyahu asked the Israelis on Thursday to “respect the security instructions”, in full confinement, the third since the pandemic began.

In total, more than 523,000 people have contracted the coronavirus in Israel and about 3,850 have died.

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