Prime Minister Hun Sen has told the National Commission for Covid-19 Vaccination Programme to vaccinate all of the roughly three million people in Phnom Penh and Kandal province, starting in the red zones.
In an audio message late on the night of April 27, Hun Sen told the commission to use all of the more than one million doses of vaccines in hand and the other 400,000 doses slated to touch down in Phnom Penh on April 28 to inoculate all residents aged 18 and over.
“[If] we use them all, we can vaccinate about 500,000 people. More vaccines will arrive.
"There are approximately three million people in Phnom Penh and Kandal province, so we need around six million doses,” he said.
The prime minister has instructed military medics to oversee this vaccination drive in four Red Zone districts, where residents are forbidden from getting vaccinated outsides of their area.
“No matter where our people come from, if they come to get a vaccine, just vaccinate them right away and give them a card,” he said.
He told the authorities to set vaccination dates for each village, saying the site should be located in their village and commune.