Cambodia’s confirmed Omicron cases rise to 332

Shot in the arm: A Cambodian man receiving a fourth dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine at a health centre in Phnom Penh. — AP

THE number of confirmed Omicron cases in Cambodia has increased to 332 after 45 new cases were reported, the health ministry said.

It said 29 of the new infections were imported and 16 were locally transmitted.

The South-East Asian country recorded the first case of the Omicron variant on Dec 14 in a pregnant Cambodian woman returning from the western African country of Ghana.

Cambodian health ministry’s secretary of state and spokesman Or Vandine said more and more Omicron cases had been detected in the community, urging people to act together to prevent a large-scale community transmission.

Cambodia on Friday started rolling out the fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines to priority groups in capital Phnom Penh in response to the Omicron variant.

The country has so far administered at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines to 14.3 million people, or 89.4% of its 16 million population, the health ministry said yesterday.

Of them, 13.7 million, or 85.6%, have been fully vaccinated with two required shots.

About 4.5 million, or 28%, have taken a third shot and 20,200 people have received a fourth dose, it said. — Xinhua

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