Hun Sen reverses course, will accept Chinese vaccine

Prime Minister Hun Sen has accepted 1 million doses of a Chinese vaccine, changing his earlier decision to only accept vaccines approved by the WHO. Facebook

The Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to accept 1 million doses of a Chinese vaccine, reversing his decision to only accept vaccines approved by the World Health Organization.

Vaccine budget increases to at least $100 million, WHO to guide acquisition

Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed the nation on Tuesday in a four-hour long speech, laying out the country’s vaccine acquisition strategy.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the government would allocate at least $100 million towards acquiring a COVID-19 vaccine, but was waiting for the WHO to approve a vaccine.

Gov’t still undecided on vaccine acquisition, as cluster surveillance spreads to the provinces

Health Officials closed off a market in Kandal province’s Kandal Steung district after an infected person visited the market. Panha Chhorpoan

The Cambodian government had yet to decide where to acquire a COVID-19 vaccine from and was waiting for guidance from the World Health Organization, as a new community transmission cluster grew to 40 cases.