Cambodia declares the end of the COVID-19 epidemic
A police officer is vaccinated against COVID-19 at Dangkor Hospital in the Dangkor district of Phnom Penh – Photo: PHNOM PENH POST
According to the statement of Ministry of Health Cambodiathe country has no longer recorded a new case of COVID-19 for 31 consecutive days.
Since the pandemic broke out in January 2020, this Southeast Asian country has recorded a total of 136,262 cases, of which 133,206 patients have recovered and 3,056 deaths.
Talking to the press, Cambodia’s Minister of Health Or Vandine assessed that the success in controlling this pandemic is due to the correct leadership of the government and the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. 19.
She stressed that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made the right and timely decision to provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible Cambodians and foreigners. “Vaccines are the most powerful tool to protect (people’s) lives against COVID-19, reduce morbidity and mortality,” she said.
According to the Cambodian Ministry of Health, the Southeast Asian country has so far administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 15 million people, equivalent to 94% of the country’s 16 million population.
Of these, 14.3 million people, or 89.4% of the population, have had 2 basic injections. In addition, about 9.25 million people, or 58%, have received the third dose, and 2.58 million people, or 16%, have received the fourth dose. Cambodia will begin rolling out the fifth dose of the vaccine. for priority groups from June 9 to.
With a high vaccination rate, since November last year, Cambodia has restored all socio-economic activities, and reopened the border to travelers who have been vaccinated with the full dose of basic vaccinations without the need for treatment. glass.
Kin Phea, head of the Institute of International Relations under the Royal Academy of Cambodia, highly appreciated the role of vaccines in protecting people’s lives, stabilizing the health system and contributing to the recovery. economy.
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