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Phnom Penh (VNA) – Despite the spread of Omicron variant cases, Cambodia will continue to fully resume the re-opening of socio-economic activities which began on November 1, said Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techno Hun Sen.

Speaking at the handover ceremony of 783,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by Australia at Phnom Penh International Airport on December 26, Hun Sen said that Cambodia had detected another 15 cases of the Omicron variant on the same day.

All the new cases were imported, bringing the total of Omicron infections to 31, of them three have already fully recovered.

The Cambodian PM re-appealed his compatriots not to panic, but to continue to stick to the existing health and safety measures, especially the three dos and don’ts, with the same strong care and responsibility.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, Cambodia has considered vaccination as a "strategic weapon" in the fight against the pandemic.

He took this occasion to thank Cambodian people, friendly countries and development partners for their support for the Southeast Asian nation’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign./.