Cambodia to receive Indian-made AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Hun Sen accepts the first consignment of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine in Phnom Penh last month. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

Cambodia will receive around 320,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine produced in India on Tuesday, so that two vaccines, including the Chinese-made Sinopharm, available in the country for inoculations.

New cluster of 32 Covid cases in Phnom Penh after Chinese escape from Quarantine

Authorities block bridges to Koh Pich Island in Phnom Penh on Saturday, February 20, following the discovery of 32 new cases of Covid-19 in Phnom Penh. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the closure of some nightclubs, condominiums and streets around Koh Pich after a new spike of 32 cases of Covid-19 was traced back to four Chinese women who allegedly paid security guards for permission to leave their quarantine hotel in Phnom Penh.

As Cambodia’s vaccination drives start, 20 percent of people turned away

The government has attempted to alleviate concerns over the safety and effectiveness of the Sinopharm vaccine, which excludes people with a number of health conditions from getting the vaccine. Pring Samrang

The government’s COVID-19 vaccination drive began with senior dignitaries and provincial officials lining up to get inoculated, with 20 percent of people who went to get vaccinated turned away for underlying medical issues or for being not in the best health.

Vaccine drive begins Wednesday as Health Ministry reassures public

Healthcare officials prepare for the start of the COVID-19 vaccination drive that starts on Wednesday. Panha Chhorpoan

Cambodia will begin vaccinating senior government officials, target groups, frontline workers starting Wednesday after the first batch of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Phnom Penh.

First shipment of Covid-19 vaccines lands in Cambodia

The first COVID-19 vaccines donated by China to Cambodia arrive at Phnom Penh International airport on Sunday. Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen nominated ministers and generals, his three sons and the children of senior officials to be first inoculated for COVID-19 in Cambodia, as the first shipment of Sinopharm vaccinations donated by China arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport on Sunday.