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Cambodia gets more doses from Sinovac

China Daily | Updated: 2021-04-19 09:29

A second batch of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Phnom Penh on Saturday. LI LAI/XINHUA

A second batch of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine that Cambodia bought from China has arrived in the capital Phnom Penh.

Cambodia's Health Ministry Secretary of State Yok Sambath received the vaccine manufactured by Sinovac Biotech at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Cambodia has received more than 3.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China and the World Health Organization-led COVAX Facility.

The kingdom launched an anti-COVID-19 inoculation drive on Feb 10, focusing on high-risk and vulnerable groups, including frontline doctors and health workers, public servants, teachers, military personnel, journalists, rubbish collectors and garment factory workers.

By Friday 1.24 million people had been vaccinated against the virus, the government said.

Sambath said Cambodia is expected to acquire more than 20 million doses of vaccine to inoculate at least 10 million of its 16 million people.

The country has registered a total of 5,771 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, with 3,311 continuing to receive treatment and with 39 confirmed deaths, the health ministry said on Saturday.


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