Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 10 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen ordered to purchase an additional 5 million doses of COVID19 vaccine, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of National Road No. 5 improvement project on Monday.

"We have approximately 10 million doses in stock, but I ordered to purchase an additional five million doses. Once the batch arrived, we will order another batch and we will continue to do so until COVID19 is over,” The premier underlined.

On that occasion, premier Hun Sen also confirmed that he will receive the fourth dose on 14 January 2022 before his departure to Dubai.

Samdech called on people to quickly get booster shot in order to prevent the outbreak of Omicron variant in the community.

Cambodia has so far vaccinated nearly 90 percent of her total population. More than 3.8 million people have received third dose or booster shot.