Cambodian Economic system and Finance Ministry’s everlasting secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth stated Cambodia’s acquisition of China’s Sinovac vaccine is a testomony to the shut relationship between the 2 nations.
PHNOM PENH, March 27 (Xinhua) — A brand new batch of COVID-19 vaccines Cambodia bought from China’s pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech arrived right here on Friday, giving the nation better chance to vaccinate its residents in opposition to the virus.
The vaccine touched down on the Phnom Penh Worldwide Airport on flight CZ8083, which was operated by China Southern Airways.
Current on the airport for the handover of the vaccine have been Cambodian Economic system and Finance Ministry’s everlasting secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth, Well being Ministry’s secretary of state Yok Sambath and Chinese language Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian.
Talking on the ceremony, Vissoth stated Cambodia’s acquisition of Sinovac vaccine is a testomony to the shut relationship between the 2 nations.
“The particular bond of Cambodia-China relations has performed a useful function to make sure that the vaccines can be found on time for Cambodia to vaccinate our residents,” he stated.
He expressed his profound gratitude to China for offering vaccines to Cambodia, saying that vaccination, together with different well being measures, would shield Cambodian folks’s lives, forestall the unfold of COVID-19 and supply a lift to Cambodia’s financial restoration.
Ambassador Wang stated the vaccine’s arrival marked one other milestone within the China-Cambodia relations within the battle in opposition to COVID-19.
“I sincerely hope that the Chinese language vaccines will have the ability to construct a wholesome firewall for the Cambodian folks in opposition to the COVID-19,” he stated.
Cambodia formally accredited the emergency use of the Sinovac vaccine on Feb. 12.
Cambodia has deliberate to vaccinate not less than 10 million of its 16 million inhabitants.
The dominion began its anti-COVID-19 inoculation drive on Feb. 10. As of Thursday, some 354,087 folks in precedence teams had been vaccinated in opposition to the virus, in keeping with a authorities report.
The Southeast Asian nation has formally registered a complete of 1,968 confirmed COVID-19 instances for the reason that begin of the pandemic, with eight deaths and 1,074 recoveries, the Ministry of Well being stated on Friday.