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Israel negotiates for more Moderna vaccines

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Published: 20 November 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

As PM talks with company CEO, stall merchants mob shopping mall and vendors open stalls in protest at trading restrictions

Israel in talks with Moderna for more Covid-19 vaccines, PM says (Ynet)
Netanyahu says he spoke to pharma giant's CEO in a bid to secure additional vaccines on top of an existing $US66-million deal with the company, days after Jerusalem signs a deal for Pfizer's shot

The gamble that paid off: how Israel sealed Moderna Covid vaccine deal early in the game (Haaretz)
Moderna revealed that its clinical trials were a roaring success, and Israel is poised to reap the benefits of a long journey to the coronavirus vaccine

Israelis mob shopping centres, protest ‘senseless’ restrictions at shuk (Jerusalem Post)
Police were dispatched to break up a crowd of 150 shoppers in front of a sporting goods store in the northern city of Kiryat Ata on Tuesday

Vendors at Tel Aviv's main market flout coronavirus restrictions by opening stalls (Haaretz)
Owners are angry because stores in shopping centres and on the street are allowed to open – and they say the government and city aren’t doing anything to help them

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Gaza sees COVID cases surge, with nearly 1 in 4 tests returning positive (Times of Israel)
600 new infections reported in enclave, but Hamas authorities reluctant to declare second lockdown; in West Bank, 19% of virus tests confirm disease

Photo: Stall-owners protesting at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, November 17 (Jack Guez/AFP)

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