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Nearly 50% of Cambodia's population get Covid jabs

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A girl gets vaccinated against the novel coronavirus at Koh Dach Health Centre in Koh Dach commune, Chroy Changvar district in Phnom Penh on Sunday. Hong Menea

Nearly 50% of Cambodia's population get Covid jabs

As of April 6, Cambodia had vaccinated nearly eight million people including 227,700 children aged 12-17 – or 49.55 per cent of the Kingdom's population of 16 million – as the government accelerates its Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country.

According to the national Covid-19 vaccination committee, the country had vaccinated 7.76 million people – or 77 per cent of the targeted adult population of 10 million – and 11.57 per cent of the 12-17 age group of nearly two million.

According to Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia will receive another 7.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this month, bringing the total to 26.5 million. He noted that the country will have acquired more than 35 million doses through purchases and donations and via the World Health Organisation-led Covax Facility.

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