By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Another 168 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, taking the nation’s tally to 3,392, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday.
Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the ministry, told a media briefing here that 104 Afghan citizens, including four doctors, had died from the pandemic while 458 Afghans had recovered so far.
The new cases surfaced in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Faryab, Logar, Balkh, Baghlan, Kunar, Helmand, Samangan, Sar-i-Pul and Nuristan provinces.
The official said 67 of the fresh cases were detected in capital Kabul, 32 in Herat, 14 in Kandahar, 11 in Nangarhar, nine each in Laghman and Faryab, eight in Logar, four each in Balkh and Baghlan, two in Kunar and one each in Helmand, Samangan, Sar-i-Pul and Nuristan.
Mayar asked people to pay greater attention to adopting preventive measures and practicing guidelines offered by the ministry. “There is no vaccine yet to cure the virus.”
He said with the help of the World Bank, the number of Covid-19 test labs would be increased to 15 across the country.