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Afghanistan reported 591 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national total to 11,582 cases, said the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday. The government recorded one death in Herat province and 22 others have recovered.
The maximum number of new cases were registered in Kabul (390) and Herat (62) provinces. The others reported: Balkh (36), Badghis (21), Nangarhar (18), 14 each in Takhar and Kunar, Jawzjan (11), seven in Maidan Wardak, five each in Paktia and Baghlan, three in Khost, two each in Ghor and Panjshir, and one in Bamiyan.
Over the last seven days, Kabul has topped the national tally for daily new cases. The Kabul governor has announced stricter lockdown measures after Edi Al-Fitr, even as plans are underway to open shops for certain hours.
According to the MoPH, the country has 9,857 active COVID-19 cases and recorded 219 deaths and 1,095 recoveries.
Afghanistan reported 584 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national total to 10,582 cases, said the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The government recorded two death and 35 recoveries.
The maximum number of new cases were registered in Kabul (324) and Herat (100) provinces. The others reported: Nangarhar (35), Kunduz (29), Takhar (22), Balkh (17), Faryab (14), nine in Bamyan, eight each in Maidan Wardak and Parwan, five in Badghis, four in Kunar, three each in Badakhshan and Logar, two in Jawzjan, and one in Laghman.
Kabul and Herat have been consistently recording a high number of positive cases despite the government’s efforts to enforce strict lockdown and quarantine measures.
This increase comes as the Kabul governor announced that they would be gradually taking steps to ease the quarantine and open shops for certain hours.
The country has recorded 218 deaths and recovered 1,075 patients to date.
Three new hospital will be built in Kabul to accommodate a fresh wave of Coronavirus positive patients, announced the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The number of infected patients in Kabul is 3,728.
The decision was made after Minister of Health Ferozuddin Feroz, in a meeting with health officials, announced an increase in Coronavirus cases and a lack of beds in the Afghan-Japan Hospital.
In addition to the large number of positive cases, Kabul province is also dealing with the highest mortality in the country, 29 dead. While there are treatment and quarantine facilities at the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Esteghlal Hospital and the Darul Aman Palace, the government fears they will soon run out of beds.
On the direction of Commissioner Afghan Refugees ADC Finance and Planning/district Administrator of Pakistan, Ejaz Joyea has distributed food hampers/ration bags among Afghan Refugees at Afghan Camp provided by the Embassy of China.
Talking on the occasion the District Administrator Ejaz Joyea has said that 1000 food hampers were provided by the China Embassy for the Afghan Refugees residing at Minawali, Kot Chandana Camp and Piplan district Mianwali.
The Food Hampers were consisted on Sugar, Rice, Flour, Oil and other necessities of life.