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Ministry warns of catastrophe if COVID-19 measures go unheeded

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: So far, 2,288 suspected coronavirus samples have been tested in Kabul, Herat and Nangarhar laboratories, of which 299 have been identified positive, the Ministry of Public Health said on Saturday.Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), speaking on the series of Coronavirus update daily press conference ag the Government Media and Information Center added: “In the past 24 hours, 25 new coronavirus cases have been identified in the ministry’s laboratories.” He said that 11 of these incidents are in Kabul, 5 cases in Herat, 2 cases in Samangan province and Balkh, Faryab, Ghazni, Logar, Nimroz and Ghor provinces, each has one cases. Mayar also said that a suspicious sample of coronavirus in Kunduz province has also been identified positive and is currently being treated in Badakhshan province. The spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health said: “Two patients with coronavirus from Nimroz and Nangarhar provinces who were under treatment have been cured, which means that the number of people who have been cured has reached 12.” He said that the results of the Coronavirus test from the body of a 75-year-old man who died of heart and respiratory illness at a Kabul hospital yesterday were also positive. Noting that the number of positive cases of coronavirus in the world and Afghanistan is increasing, Mayar stressed that if the citizens do not cooperate and pay attention to the messages and health recommendations of the MoPH and the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of incidents will increase.

 

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