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Covid-19 vaccination now obligatory

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A woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Ministry of Information on April 10, 2021. Yousos Apdoulrashim

Covid-19 vaccination now obligatory

Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 11 issued a sub-decree making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for individuals unless they have a medical certificate proving they have pre-existing health conditions that prevent them from doing so.

«This applies to all members of the armed forces and civil servants at state institutions; citizens who hold public office through elections; public officials at legislative bodies; judges, prosecutors and other officials in the judiciary," states the sub-decree.

Covid-19 vaccination is also mandatory for individuals based on their professions and the infection risks associated with them as determined by the Ministry of Health.

«Exemptions are granted to those who cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons as permitted by the health authorities," it said.

The sub-decree also stipulates penalties for failure to receive Covid-19 jabs.

«Each institution shall first issue a warning to those who avoid vaccination … and subject them to administrative measures or legal action should they continue to avoid getting vaccinated," it said.


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