Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 1M doses of Covid vaccine arrive, another 8M in coming months

1M doses of Covid vaccine arrive, another 8M in coming months

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
One million doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Cambodia on June 8. Heng Chivoan

1M doses of Covid vaccine arrive, another 8M in coming months

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Cambodia on June 8 – 500,000 doses of Sinovac and 500,000 doses of Sinopharm with the former purchased and the latter donated, according to Ministry of Health secretary of state York Sambath.

Speaking during a handover ceremony at the Phnom Penh International Airport, Sambath said Cambodia had also purchased another eight million doses from the two Chinese pharmaceutical companies – four million from Sinovac and four million from Sinopharm.

Among these eight million doses, one million from each company will touch down in Cambodia later this month. The other six million doses will arrive in the coming months.

In a Facebook post on June 7, Prime Minister Hun Sen said one million doses will arrive on June 12 and another one million on June 19.

“Our country is poor, but we are not poor at preparing plans to protect the lives of our people,” he said.

As of June 7, Cambodia had inoculated nearly 2.8 million people.

MOST VIEWED

  • Two luxury hotels latest quarantine options for inbound travellers

    The Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat Covid-19 has designated two luxury hotels as alternative quarantine options for travellers who wish to enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport – Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence and the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. In a notice detailing guidelines issued

  • Visa A holders get to quarantine at Himawari Hotel

    The Ministry of Health has permitted foreign diplomats, UN and International NGO officials to undergo quarantine at Himawari Hotel in the capital in case they do not have a separate place suitable for this purpose, but the government would not be responsible for the expenses.

  • Baby saved as mother is lost to Covid

    Newborn baby Neth David has had a rough start in the world. His mother, Vong Daneth, was seven months pregnant when she contracted a severe case of Covid-19. When it became clear to her doctors that she would not survive, they performed a cesarean section

  • Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopenings

    Cambodia is tentatively planning to reopen schools – at least at the secondary level – when the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is completed, even though daily transmissions and deaths in other age groups remain high. Schools across the country have been suspended since March 20, one month

  • China denies Mekong hacking

    As the US and its allies joined hands last week to expose what they allege to be China’s Ministry of State Security’s malicious cyber activities around the world, the attention also turned to Cambodia with the US Department of Justice claiming that four

  • Governor: Covid subsides in capital

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said the Covid-19 situation in the capital’s 14 districts has eased, with only two districts still recording a high number of infections. “Transmission cases in all districts are dropping, though they are relatively higher Meanchey and Por Sen Chey.