In front of the cameras: Netanyahu and Edelstein will be vaccinated on Saturday night

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein will be vaccinated against the corona virus on Saturday night, the Prime Minister’s’ Office officially announced this evening (Thursday). The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his doctor, Dr. Zvi Herman Berkowitz.

Netanyahu and Edelstein, who will launch the vaccination campaign in Israel, will be vaccinated at Sheba Hospital in front of the live cameras. The public vaccine is intended to serve as an example and encourage the general public to get vaccinated against the virus.

The prime minister will be one of the first leaders in the world to be vaccinated against the corona. President Reuven Rivlin is expected to be vaccinated on Sunday at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. Earlier today, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced that he would be vaccinated on Sunday: “I will do this to set an example to the public, because it is very important, life-saving and instructed by the great men of Israel. Everyone must be vaccinated, only then will we return to life.”

The Corona Cabinet will convene on Sunday to make decisions regarding the imposition of additional restrictions in accordance with the “tightened restraint” outline, in light of the increase in morbidity. Following a consultation with Blue and White Ministers, Defense Minister Bnei Gantz announced that the position of the Blue and White Bloc regarding the imposition of restrictions would be determined “in accordance with morbidity data, segmentation of mortality data and only subject to presentation of the vaccination plan and its expected effect.”

Gantz emphasized that “the scope of vaccines and their expected impact on morbidity levels is a critical factor in making decisions that will affect the Israeli economy and the livelihoods of millions.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, 2,802 new infections were diagnosed in Israel in Corona yesterday – Monday in a row with more than 2,800 verified. According to a decision made by the government last week, when the coefficient of infection (R) Will increase to 1.32, or when the number of new infections per day reaches 2,500, the program will be implemented for “tight restraint” for a period of three weeks, during which all trading activities will be banned and jobs will be closed upon public reception. If at the end of this period the coefficient of infection falls below 1 or the number of daily infections falls below 1,000, the tightened restraint will cease; If not – Israel will enter a full closure.