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Head of the Yisrael Beytenu party, MK Avigdor Liberman, toured the city of Ramat Gan alongside mayor Carmel Shema Hacohen.

"I was happy to see dozens of stores open to business along the main street of the city," said Liberman. "The government and Finance Ministry is leaving them no choice but to reject orders. But many are no longer able to decide whether to follow these or not, since they've gone out of business," he continued.

"There is no vaccine capable of putting a stop to the [damage] incurred by our economy other than a full-blown administration change," concluded Liberman.

PM Netanyahu announced Israel was on pace to reach two million double-dose vaccinations by the end of January.

The vaccine must be given in two separate jabs, administered three weeks apart.

"We are slowing the pace of vaccinations of the first dose, so that we can keep reserved stock for a second dose for all those who got a first shot," Levy told public broadcaster KAN, adding that around a fifth of Israel's population, starting with health workers and individuals aged 60 and above, would have received both shots by the end of the month.

As of Friday, the Health Ministry reported one million people have received their first injection.

"We are breaking all the records," Netanyahu said Friday, during a visit to the Arab Israeli city of Umm Al-Fahm, where the millionth jab was reported administered.

"We are ahead of the entire world," stated the premier.

The Health Ministry reported 435,866 cases of the virus since the first confirmed case was confirmed in February. Almost 3,400 people have died of the disease, it said.

The ministry also confirmed 18 local cases of a new strain of coronavirus first detected in the UK on Friday.