Border COVID-19 surveillance enhanced ahead of Chinese New Year, vaccinations to begin next week

Defense Minster Tea Banh and Chinese Ambassador Wang Wentian are dressed in PPE during a visit to Preah Ket Melea Hospital in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Panha Chhorpoan

Cambodia will enhance surveillance for COVID-19 along the border with Vietnam and Thailand ahead of next week’s Chinese New Year holidays, as Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to kick off vaccinations against the disease next week.

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.