All people of 18 years old and over living in Red zones, including foreigners, will get inoculations against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a voice message last night, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen ordered to vaccinate all people in Phnom Penh capital and Kandal province – about 3 million people according to him – by beginning with the Red zones to build herd immunity against COVID-19.
The Premier agreed to use the 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in stock and the 400,000 doses of China-donated Sinopharm vaccine, which will arrive in Cambodia tonight, for the inoculation.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also advised the deployment of military forces to provide vaccines to people in the Red zones.
If possible, the Prime Minister underlined, the first dose could start before May 5.
Red zones are areas with serious community spread of COVID-19. According to Phnom Penh municipal administration, nine Sangkat of five Khan have been identified as Red zones.
They include Sangkat Boeung Salang of Khan Tuol Kok; Sangkat Prey Sar and Sangkat Dangkor of Khan Dangkor; Sangkat Stung Meanchey 1, 2, 3 and Sangkat Boeung Tompun 1 of Khan Meanchey; Sangkat Tuol Sangke 1 of Khan Russey Keo; and Sangkat Chom Chao 1 of Khan Pursenchey.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press