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. But in general, Phnom Penh is seeing a decreasing number of patients in all districts. Meanchey and Por Sen Chey still record high numbers because they are home to many factories and workers,” he said.
Sreng attributed the decline to the capital’s vaccination campaign, which completed on July 8.
“I’ve noted that with preventive measures in place and people having been vaccinated, the number of transmission cases in Phnom Penh has dropped, [especially] this week. So I can conclude that it is the result of vaccinations, which can save lives,” he said, adding that the public had also contributed significantly by adhering to preventive measures.
As of July 22, Cambodia had vaccinated a total of 6.4 million people, equivalent to 64 per cent of the targeted adult population of 10 million, according to the Ministry of Health.