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Cambodia vaccinating ages 3-4 to fight Omicron outbreak

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (AP) – Cambodia began vaccinating three and four-year-olds with Chinese-made Sinovac shots yesterday after finding young children accounting for many new infections.

Prime Minister Hun Sen appealled for parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as they can and said five of his 21 grandchildren and one of his daughters have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

“To overcome COVID-19 depends not just on the government or the Health Ministry, but needs the participation of all the people,” Hun Sen said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a wastewater treatment facility on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin