Cambodia received half a million single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Friday, the first portion of more than one million doses donated by the US government through the international COVAX mechanism. The country will also receive another 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca donated from the United Kingdom as well.
The Cambodian government has announced a one-month ban on travel across the border to Vietnam in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19. The government has also extended the period between first and second doses of the Chinese-made Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines from two to three weeks.
WHO, labor leaders urge stronger action to prevent COVID-19 in factories as more workers test positive for virus
As the World Health Organization urges action for Cambodian garment workers infected with COVID-19, union leaders are calling on the government to take stronger action to protect factory staff.
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.
The Cambodian government had yet to decide where to acquire a COVID-19 vaccine from and was waiting for guidance from the World Health Organization, as a new community transmission cluster grew to 40 cases.