Five million people in Cambodia vaccinated against Covid-19 so far, says PM; national caseload goes above 62,000

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Tuesday that five million people in the South-East Asian nation have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine so far.

Nop Mean, a 70-year-old farmer from northwestern Oddar Meanchey province, was the 5 millionth person to be vaccinated, the prime minister wrote on his Facebook page, adding that he awarded the man 10 million riels (US$2, 500) and some relief items for being the special recipient.

“Thank all of the compatriots for joining in the fight against Covid-19 through receiving vaccines in order to protect yourselves and family members, ” Hun Sen said.

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