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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has registered 414 new Coronavirus positive cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the number of patients infected with the disease to 6,053, deputy to spokesman for the ministry Tawhid Shakohmand said Friday.
Of the newly confirmed positive cases, 162 are in Kabul, 132 are in Herat and the remaining 120 positive cases are in other parts of the country, the official said.
He added that 17 patients had died due to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, totaling the number of deaths to 153 since the outbreak of the virus.
According to the official, 54 COVID-19 affected patients have recovered over the past 24 hours, bringing the number of the recovered to 745 since February.
The coronavirus lockdown upended life for Afghan refugees in Pakistan who seem to be getting little attention.
Nearly 2.5 million Afghans live in Pakistan as either registered or undocumented refugees.
Many of Afghan refugee settlements in Islamabad do not have electricity or other basic facilities.
Most people depend on day work for their living. As the novel coronavirus spread and the country went into a partial lockdown, their livelihoods were nearly destroyed.