Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has once again expressed his gratitude to China for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
“Thanks, China for providing vaccines for Cambodia so that we can achieve 40 percent of our vaccination target,” he said in a Facebook post this evening. “Without the support of China, our friend, no need to mention 4 million, even 200,000 people could not be vaccinated, and we would face the vaccine crisis for sure.”
According to the Premier, the 4 millionth vaccinated person is Mr. So Soy, 65, a disable veteran. He lives in Angdong Tek commune, Botom Sakor district, Koh Kong province.
He will be awarded with a cash assistance of 10 million Riel (about US$2,500) like the one millionth, two millionth, and 3 millionth, he said, adding that H.E. Mrs. Or Vandine, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health and Head of the Ad-hoc Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination will hand over the award to Mr. So Soy tomorrow.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen took the opportunity to thank the medical teams, authorities at all levels and armed forces for their efforts in providing vaccination for the people.
Cambodia has set to vaccinate around 10 million people or 62 percent of the total population against COVID-19 and the target is expected to achieve in October or November this year.
Cambodia has so far received over 11 million doses of vaccines: 3.2 million doses of Sinopharm, 7.5 million doses of Sinovac, and 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca/SII (COVISHIELD).
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press