COVID-19: Cambodia to complete vaccination soon; Thailand posts high daily cases

July 21, 2021 | 21:38
The Cambodian Ministry of Health has said that the government could reach its goal of vaccinating 10 million people sooner than expected, while Thailand set a new daily record of 13,002 COVID-19 cases on July 21.
COVID-19: Cambodia to complete vaccination soon; Thailand posts high daily cases
Health workers prepare for COVID-19 vaccination in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 8. (Photo: Xinhua/ VNA)

Hanoi – The Cambodian Ministry of Health has said that the government could reach its goal of vaccinating 10 million people sooner than expected, while Thailand set a new daily record of 13,002 COVID-19 cases on July 21.

As reported by Cambodia’s Khmer Times newspaper, the health ministry confirmed six million Cambodian people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said that the number of people who have received their second dose has also risen to more than four million.

She said that the government is pushing hard its plans to vaccinate 10 million people by October or November this year, which means it is way ahead of the original master plan of reaching the targeted goal in May 2022.

Meanwhile, the over 13,000 cases logged on July 21 pushed Thai caseload to 439,477.

The Thai health ministry also confirmed 108 deaths, pushing the death toll to 3,610.

Chakkrarat Phitthayawong-anan, director of the Division of Epidemiology at the ministry, said with stringent COVID-19 restrictions being implemented in 13 provinces, the number of new COVID-19 cases is expected to begin declining in at least one to two months from now.

VNA

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