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A woman receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Phnom Penh, April 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Slowing vaccinations amid lockdown may hamper Cambodia’s outsized inoculation success story

Even as Cambodia struggles to contain a worsening outbreak of COVID-19, it has far surpassed its neighbors in vaccinations, with nearly 1.3 million people having received at least one dose, according to figures released Wednesday by the Health Ministry and Ministry of Defense. But with first dose vaccinations suspended during the lockdown of Phnom Penh and neighboring Takhmao City, Kandal, that progress is likely to slow.
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