China backs Cambodia’s bid to produce Covid vaccines

Joint study underway with the makers of Sinopharm after Cambodia reaches herd immunity.

China will back attempts by Cambodia to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines by the end of next year.

The move will be supported by China National Pharmaceutical Group, makers of Sinopharm, the Chinese ambassador to Cambodia, Wang Wentian, said today.

The support follows a request from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and a swift rollout of the country’s vaccination program. More than 80 percent of Cambodians have been inoculated against Covid-19 with the daily official number of confirmed cases at less than 20, down from more than 1,000 a day.

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