Cambodia confirms another 350 new Covid-19 cases as another 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in Kingdom


500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine arrived in Cambodia on Sunday (May 16,2021). - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

PHNOM PENH, May 16 (Phnom Penh Post/ANN): Another 500,000 doses of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine touched down in Phnom Penh on May 16 and will be distributed in the capital and Kandal province, a senior health official said.

“The ad-hoc Covid-19 vaccination commission and the procurement committee led by Prime Minister Hun Sen are doing whatever possible to inoculate all residents aged 19 and over in Phnom Pen, Kandal and other provinces.

“So, this year we must vaccinate all people in these locations, ” said Ministry of Health secretary of state York Sambath during the vaccine handover ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Sambath reiterated that Cambodia would procure sufficient vaccine supplies to immunise between 10-13 million people.

The Ministry of Health on May 16 reported another 350 Covid-19 cases, all but nine of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

The ministry also reported three new deaths and 1,380 recoveries.

As of May 15, Cambodia had recorded a total of 22,184 Covid-19 cases and 150 fatalities. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

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