Cambodia becomes COVID-19 free -Official

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Cambodia has become COVID-19 free after the last patient recovered, the country reported no new cases of COVID-19 for 31 days straight. According to health ministry’s statement on Tuesday.

Health ministry’s secretary of state and spokeswoman, Or Vandine, attributed the country’s success in controlling the pandemic to the government’s right leadership and the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

She said Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, made the right and timely decision to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Cambodians and foreigners living in the country.

“Vaccines are the most powerful tool to protect lives against COVID-19, reducing infections and deaths,” Vandine said.

The southeast Asian nation has logged a total of 136,262 confirmed cases with 133,206 recoveries and 3,056 deaths.

Cambodia has so far vaccinated at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to over 15 million people or 94 per cent of its 16 million population, the health ministry said.

It added that of them, 14.3 million or 89.4 per cent, have been fully vaccinated with two required shots.

Also, some 9.25 million or 58 per cent, have got a third dose and 2.58 million or 16 per cent, have had a fourth dose.

Cambodia will begin offering a fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccines to priority groups from June 9.

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