Cambodia eases lockdown amid swift vaccination program

Authorities in Cambodia have eased severe lockdown restrictions amid promises its vaccine rollout program will be accelerated as the latest community outbreak of Covid-19 shows no signs of abating.

Ministry of Justice spokesman Kim Santepheap said three weeks of harsh lockdown measures in Phnom Penh and neighboring Tak Mao had effectively cut off the severe spread of the disease from the capital to the provinces.

“The result of the implementation of the measures is to cut off the severe and swift outbreak of the virus at an unprecedented rate,” he was quoted as saying by the Khmer Times.

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