Hun Sen set for Covid-19 jab in Cambodia rollout

Health workers, garbage collectors and police given priority for AstraZeneca vaccines.

Cambodia is set to receive its first batch of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines as the rollout by the Covax Facility gets underway, with Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany expected to take their jabs later in the week.

Health officials said 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine would be delivered by the World Health Organization on March 2, with priority given to frontline workers ranging from health workers and garbage collectors to the police.

Cambodia is enduring its third community outbreak of Covid-19, which has resulted in a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases even though the overall trend line is showing a decline.

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