Cambodia receives first batch of AstraZeneca donations from Japan; announces Aug 1 start for child vaccinations
Cambodia received 332,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, the first portion of one million doses donated by Japanese government.
The Japanese government on Tuesday announced it will donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Cambodia in a move Japanese representatives describe as being in the “light of the friendship” between the two countries and based on the recipient’s rising case counts.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that Cambodia is depending on China for its COVID vaccination strategy, while ordering the nationwide use of rapid testing to contain the pandemic. He encouraged the private sector to also conduct rapid tests on their own staff.