Prime Minister Hun Sen called on all unvaccinated people to get vaccinated – including booster shots. Cambodia has vaccinated over 88 per cent of its population of 16 million people against Covid-19.
The request was made at the ceremonial handover of two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines at the Phnom Penh International Airport attended by Hun Sen and Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian on November 17.
“I would like to call on our compatriots to have their children vaccinated and to get booster shots themselves as advised by health experts and please continue to implement all of the health measures and adhere to the three dos and three don’ts.
“Our country is reopening gradually in all sectors so please prepare to manage an increase in socio-economic activities again. If people follow the principle of never being too brave while never being too cowardly they can improve their livelihoods and restore economic growth,” Hun Sen said.
The Ministry of Health reported that as of November 17 88.5 per cent of Cambodia’s population of 16 million are vaccinated including 98.55 per cent of those in the 12-17 age group, virtually all of the children in the 6-11 age group and 80.89 per cent of Cambodia’s five-year-olds are vaccinated.