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.

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.