Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Monday that 4 million people in the Southeast Asian country have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine so far.
So Soy, a 65-year-old disabled veteran from southwestern Koh Kong province, was the 4 millionth person to be vaccinated, Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook page, adding that he awarded the man 10 million riels (2,500 U.S. dollars) for being the special recipient.
“Thank you China for supplying vaccines to Cambodia. So far, we have vaccinated 40 percent of our 10 million targeted adult population,” Hun Sen said. “If there was no support from China, we could not have vaccines to inoculate even 200,000 people.”