Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Speed up booster rollout: PM

Speed up booster rollout: PM

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
According to the Ministry of Health’s vaccination report, 89.74 per cent of Cambodia's estimated 16 million population have received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 jab. Heng Chivoan

Speed up booster rollout: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 4 told relevant ministries and institutions to accelerate the Covid-19 booster vaccination rollout, to develop herd immunity.

Speaking at a Council of Ministers session, the premier also called on the medically eligible but unvaccinated population to get the jab at any place available.

He noted that the fourth-dose vaccination campaign is currently focused on government officials, armed forces and Phnom Penh residents, and would expand to the provinces once cold storage capacity reaches a sufficient level.

“The government of Cambodia is doing its utmost to avoid another death from Covid-19, by ensuring that the Kingdom does not lack vaccines for our people, as long as the pandemic persists,” he said.

Hun Sen also hailed the "good progress" in the Kingdom's economic recovery, which he said led to an increase of tax revenues and economic activities.

This "good progress" will compensate for the heightened government expenditures throughout the pandemic, he said.

According to the Ministry of Health’s vaccination report, 89.74 per cent of Cambodia's estimated 16 million population have received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 jab.

Additionally, nearly six million people have taken a third dose, while 480,000 have gotten a fourth.

MOST VIEWED

  • All Covid restrictions for inbound travellers lifted

    Cambodia has apparently taken the final step towards full reopening of the country without Covid-19 restrictions by removing all requirements for inbound travellers, who until now had to show health certificates indicating that they have tested Covid-19 negative in the past 72 hours as well as

  • Typhoon Noru brings flash floods – 16 dead

    An official warned that that the 16th typhoon of the season, Noru, had brought heavy rains to areas the Mekong River and flooded thousands of homes in the provinces bordering Thailand. As of September 27, the death toll from the flooding had risen to 16. National Committee

  • Cambodia stands firm on 5PC: No invite for Myanmar to ASEAN Summit this year

    Cambodia has not invited Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of Myanmar’s ruling State Administration Council (SAC), to the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit and related meetings scheduled for next month in Phnom Penh. The government will instead invite a non-political representative from Myanmar

  • Mushrooming borey projects and home financing – a cause for concern?

    A spurt in housing developments is typically a sign of a growing economy but underneath all that might lay some anxiety of credit growth as developers offer financing to buyers at higher rates, an activity the central bank identifies as ‘shadow banking’ Earlier this year,

  • Thai Senate delegates in Cambodia to discuss anti-graft co-op

    A delegation from Thailand's Senate was in Phnom Penh on September 28 to meet their Cambodian counterparts to discuss strategies for fighting corruption and enhancing cooperation. The Thai delegates were from its Senate’s Committee on Studying and Inspecting Corruption, Misconduct and Strengthening Good Governance. They

  • Hun Sen’s rare visit to Cuba: What’s going on?

    Back on August 17, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he would deliver a speech at the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in the US’ New York City, visit Cuba and attend the state funeral of the slain Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo