China is the leading supplier of vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic for Cambodia, underlined Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath while welcoming the arrival of China-donated over 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine along with medical supplies for the vaccination work, at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning.

Cambodia will receive in total more than 57 million doses of vaccines from China, about half are through bilateral donation, including the new 20 million doses committed by China during the telephone conversation between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping on Mar. 18, 2022, she pointed out.

For his part, Mr. Wu Guoquan, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia, said the newly arrived vaccines are part of the first batch of 5 million doses of the 20 million committed vaccines. The remaining vaccines will arrive in Cambodia in the near future in accordance to the vaccination plan of Cambodia, he affirmed.

With the newly-donated vaccines, Cambodia now has over 46 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines both through purchases and donations via bilateral and COVAX mechanism.

The number includes some 31,000,000 doses of Sinovac, 7,800,000 doses of Sinopharm, 3,784,500 doses of AstraZeneca, 2,489,730 doses of Pfizer, 1,064,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson, and 188,160 doses of Moderna.

According to H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, on April 6, 2022, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will receive 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, donated by Italy.

As of Mar. 28, about 92.59 percent of the total 16 million Cambodian population have been inoculated against the COVID-19 pandemic with the basic doses.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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