Cambodia seeks higher herd immunity to end mask mandate

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged all Cambodians to get their third and fourth booster shots in a bid to further build up the country’s Covid-19 herd immunity and enable the health department to end the mandated wearing of face masks.

He said a vaccination campaign would be launched among factory workers, market vendors and those working in the informal economy where people are at their most vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The vast majority of Cambodia’s 16.5 million people work in the informal economy.

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