Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen on Tuesday announced the donation of 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam, according to national radio station Voice of Vietnam (VOV).
Cambodian Ministry of Health Secretary of State Or Vandin will represent PM Hun Sen to hand over the vaccine doses to Vietnam during a ceremony at Bavet - Moc Bai International Border Gate on Friday, VOV reported without specifying the types of the jabs.
The donation is aimed at helping the Vietnamese government win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting the prime minister’s concern for the health and well-being of the Vietnamese people, especially those living along the border between the two countries.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Cambodia and Vietnam have provided each other with financial aid and medical supplies to support pandemic prevention and control efforts in each nation.
By Wednesday afternoon, Vietnam had documented 896,174 COVID-19 cases, with 810,290 recoveries and 21,802 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
The nation aims to secure 150 million COVID-19 vaccine shots to cover at least two-thirds of its 98-million population, and it has so far got more than 100 million jabs from different sources, including the COVAX Facility, contractual purchases, and donations.
Nearly 75 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country since inoculation was rolled out on March 8, with more than 21.8 million people fully vaccinated.