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.
Two activists from the outlawed opposition CNRP were charged and sent to pre-trial detention on Monday over Facebook posts criticizing the government’s roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, officials said.
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.
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.
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.