Cambodia seeks higher herd immunity to end mask mandate

Country records lowest Covid rates in ASEAN as Hun Sen plans booster vaccination campaign.

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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