New York (FN), Sep. 24 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen touched on the kingdom’s successful vaccination campaign against COVID19 at the 77th Session of UNGA on Friday (Sep 23) in New York, the United States.

“Over the past two years, the Royal Government of Cambodia's (RGC) has made great efforts in a pro-active manner to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus through the introduction of health measures, social and economic interventions and administrative measures. The RGC has set COVID-19 vaccination as a Key Strategic Measure,” the premier underlined.

“As a result, Cambodia has become one of the countries with the highest coverage rate of vaccinated population globally, particularly, achieving strong "Herd Immunity" and enabling the country to fully reopen in late 2021 as well as resuming all socio-economic activities in the new normal. Taking this opportunity, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all our friendly countries who have provided vaccines to Cambodia through both bilateral and multilateral frameworks,” the premier added.

According to Cambodian Ministry of Health, over 15.1 million doses of COVID19 vaccines, or nearly 95 percent of total population, have been administered in the kingdom. Over 10 million shots on people aged 18 and above.