New vaccines arrive as COVID-19 case count continues to climb

A consignment of 1.5 million doses of CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Phnom Penh on Friday. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

Cambodia received 1.5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech, as the country sees a fast-spreading cluster of new cases, which resulted in 96 cases reported Friday afternoon.

More groups will get AstraZeneca vaccine, government says

A Cambodian man gets the AstraZeneca vaccine at Phnom Penh’s National Pediatric Hospital on March 10. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The Ministry of Health is considering expanding the number of priority groups that can get the AstraZeneca vaccine after a surge in requests for vaccination last week, where occasionally the Indian-made vaccine was used outside prescribed groups.

Hun Sen gets vaccinated, as Preah Sihanouk faces a soft lockdown

Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a thumbs up to reporters as he gets his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday at Phnom Penh's Calmette Hospital. Hun Sen’s Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen was inoculated against COVID-19 with the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccines on Thursday, even as a new cluster of cases pushed the government to restrict movements and travel to Preah Sihanouk province.

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.

Two CNRP activists jailed over vaccine-related Facebook posts

A medial staffer inspects a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the 1st day of injections at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital last month. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

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.