News Karnataka
Tuesday, August 09 2022

Cambodian PM awards high school graduates - 1 min read

Cambodia's ruling party supports Hun Sen as PM candidate for next election
Photo Credit :

Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday met 1,753 students who graduated the 2021 high school exit exam with Grade A, awarding each of them with an iPad and $500.

Hun Sen said the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines has allowed the top scored students from across the nation to gather in capital Phnom Penh for the first time after a hiatus since the pandemic hit the kingdom in January 2020, reports Xinhua news agency.

“Successful vaccinations have given us an opportunity to get together again,” he said.

Cambodia launched a national vaccination campaign against the virus in February 2021.

“So far, almost 15 million, or 93.7 per cent of our (16 million) population have received at least one dose of vaccines,” Hun Sen said.

Of them, 14.2 million, or 88.7 per cent, have been fully vaccinated with two required shots, according to the Health Ministry.

Also, some 8.6 million, or 53.7 per cent, have taken a third dose, and 1.75 million, or 11 per cent, have got a fourth dose.

With its high vaccination rates, the kingdom has resumed all socioeconomic activities and reopened its borders to vaccinated travellers without quarantine since last November.

Cambodia has reported a total of 136,257 Covid cases and 3,056 deaths.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.