General gets Cambodia’s first Covid-19 vaccination

Defense Minister General Tea Banh has become the first known person in Cambodia to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus after the Ministry of Health announced it had authorized the use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine.

He had already received the jab with the first batch of 600,000 Sinopharm doses expected to arrive in Cambodia on Feb. 7 and the process of inoculating up to 80 percent of the population to begin on Feb. 10 at Calmete Hospital in Phnom Penh, the Khmer Times reported.

China has promised more than one million doses of Sinopharm.

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