Chinese-language editor to be deported over “fake news” vaccine sales

A man is vaccinated for Covid-19 at a hospital in Phnom Penh on Thursday, February 25, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The editor of Chinese-language news website Angkor Today will be deported from Cambodia after publishing a story claiming that coronavirus vaccines were being sold improperly out of Calmette hospital, officials said, as the tally for cases related to connected to the February 20 outbreak rose to 194 cases.

Gov’t threatens legal action against vaccine “fake news” dissemination

A medical worker shows the Sinopharm vaccine during the 1st day of vaccinations at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Ministry of Health will push for prosecution of people found to be allegedly spreading fake news about the Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, with the Justice Ministry saying it would utilize the oft-used incitement charge.