Cambodia officially kicked off the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in Phnom Penh, especially at the Red zones this morning.
Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence, presided over the launching ceremony held at a military base of Brigade 70 in Sangkat Chom Chao.
Addressing the function, Samdech Tea Banh said the large-scale vaccination in the high-risk areas by military medical teams will begin on May 1, 2021, which is another hope and confidence to win over the COVID-19.
Recently, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen ordered to vaccinate all people in Phnom Penh capital and Kandal province – the COVID-19 most affected areas – by beginning with the Red zones to build herd immunity against the pandemic.
The Premier agreed to use the 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in stock and the newly arrived 400,000 doses of China-donated Sinopharm vaccine for the inoculation.
Red zones are areas with serious community spread of COVID-19. For Phnom Penh, the Red zones include Sangkat Boeung Salang and Sangkat Boeung Kak 2 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