December 27 According to AFP, in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Israel will open its third national blockade from the 27th local time.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that a large-scale vaccination would help the country rebuild a certain degree of normality within a few weeks.
According to reports, due to the recent sharp rebound in the number of coronavirus cases, Netanyahu’s government has previously announced that Israel will resume strict epidemic prevention measures from 5 p.m. local time on the 27th.
Except for special circumstances such as medical treatment and exercise, the scope of activities of the majority of the Israeli population will be limited to 1 km near their residence.
According to the report, a key difference between this blockade measure and the past is that Israel has not completely closed schools.
According to the regulations, children under the age of six, students in grades 1 to 4 and teenagers in grades 11 to 12 will still attend school during the current round of lockdown.
On the other hand, on the 26th, Netanyahu said that Israel hopes to vaccinate a quarter of the population (about 2.25 million people) against the novel coronavirus at a “record rate” within a month.
Netanyahu said he had spoken to the head of the vaccine production company, who expressed confidence that the necessary dose could be provided.
Netanyahu became the first person in Israel to get a coronavirus vaccine on December 19.