Cambodia to obtain 20 percent of COVID-19 vaccine via COVAX hinh anh 1Students in Phnom Penh use hand sanitiser before entering classes (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the Ministers of Health and Finance have already signed a deal to obtain 20 percent of a vaccine through COVAX.

In his address to the nation about a possible purchase of COVID-19 vaccine via TVK national television on December 15, Hun Sen said questions have been raised about the sourcing of a vaccine for Cambodian people.

The PM said COVAX will give Cambodia 20 percent or about 3.2 million of the population and they requested Cambodia pay five percent of the budget.

He said the government has already allocated 100 million USD to purchase a vaccine.

However, Hun Sen said that he would not allow Cambodians for a vaccine trial conducted by any country or company unless it is approved by the WHO./.