Cambodia refuses to be ‘guinea pig’ for China’s Covid vaccine

In an apparent snub to its close ally China, Cambodia announced that it will not allow itself to become a guinea pig for any vaccines developed.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that even if a country gives it the Covid-19 vaccine, which is not yet approved by the World Health Organisation for free, he will refuse to accept it to safeguard the people’s health.

“If the vaccine is not approved for use and we use it to inoculate people it may cause death or seriously affect health, that will be very unfortunate,” he said in a nationally televised address.

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