Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 23 – Cambodian defense minister Tea Banh said that 500,000 doses of the China-aided Sinopharm will effectively help Cambodia prevents COVID19 Delta variant.

His statement was made at the handover ceremony of 500,000 doses of the China-aided Sinopharm, held at Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday.

“On behalf of the Royal Government and the people of Cambodia, I would like to express my gratitude to the people of China for their generous donations and assistance,” said defense minister Tea Banh.

He added that the Cambodian government, as well as many other countries, have been focusing on the vaccination campaign, which is the most appropriate solution at this time to fight and prevent the spread of COVID19.

Minister Tea Banh asked people to continue to maintain and implement the principles of prevention and the “3 Dos and 3 Don’ts” health measures and must go to get the COVID19 vaccines for free of charge in order to build herd immunity against this deadly pandemic.

To date, Cambodia has confirmed 89,641 cases of COVID19 with 85,618 recoveries and 1,808 deaths.