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Kabul Mayor, Muhammad Dalwood Sultanzoy in a video contact with his Iranian counterpart Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi elaborated on the series of moves and plans taken in the campaign against the coronavirus outbreak.
Mohammad Dawood Sultanzoy, the mayor of Kabul, emphasized that municipalities’ point of view should rather turnout to be the humane one, in other words, the view should not be security-based in nature.
The mayor of Kabul asked all mayors of the world to share their humane views with Afghanistan, adding, “Tehran has achievements that the Kabul municipality wants to use as valuable experiences.”
Hanachi also referred to the difficulties caused by illegal sanctions in supplying hygiene equipment and medical items.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says 262 new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in the country during the past 24 hours.
MoPH in a statement said that with the registration of the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country reaches 6,664.
According to the statement, 2 patients have died and seven others recovered during the past 24 hours.
This comes as the total number of recovered patients rises to 784 and the death toll reaches 169.
Officials at the Public Health department of Herat province say at least 13 prisoners have been infected with the coronavirus.
The spokesman of Herat Public Health Department, Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai said that at least eight other prisoners are also suspected of having the virus.
He noted that the infected prisoners are all men.
This comes as the total number of coronavirus reaches 1,153.
The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has criticized the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) monitoring over the government’s health centers.
IWA has released a new study which shows that Afghanistan’s public health centers (clinics and hospitals) are facing operational, maintenance and management challenges, weak personnel, and ineffective supervision by the Ministry of Public Health.
The study is based on a survey of 41 public health centers in the districts, provinces and localities in 13 provinces. This report includes an assessment of the infrastructure management, medical and human resources department of the Afghan health system.
Local health officials in Herat province say at least 57 new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in the province during the last 24 hours.
The spokesman of Herat Public Health Department, Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai said that 142 samples of the coronavirus were tested in the laboratory which 57 of them confirmed positive.
With the registration of the new cases, the total number of infected patients in Herat reaches 1153 with 24 death toll and 183 recovered.
Sherzai added that the condition of three patients are critical.
At least 12 medics have died in Afghanistan since the initial coronavirus infections were reported in the country, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
Habib Shah Ansari, head of Public Health department in Khost province said one of the doctors of this province named Nek Rahman Shahzad died of the virus on Saturday night.
This comes as the doctors’ death toll from the coronavirus in the country reaches 12.
Previously, the Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that near 200 health workers are infected with the coronavirus in the country.