Ministry of Health Reports 1,045 New Cases of COVID-19 Even As Turkey Sets 14-Day Quarantine For Passengers From Afghanistan

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday reported 1,045 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours.

The ministry also reported 33 deaths and 112 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases now stand at 74,026, while the number of reported deaths is 3,007 and the total number of recoveries is 57,742.

MoPH added that the new cases were reported in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Balkh, Nangarhar, Baghlan, Takhar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Faryab, Helmand, Wardak, Badakhshan, Daikundi, Logar, Laghman, Kapisa, Bamiyan, Ghazni, Kunar, Panjshir, Zabul, Ghor, Uruzgan, Khost, Paktika and Jawzjan provinces.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Embassy in Kabul has announced a new travel advisory for passengers from eight countries including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa and Nepal effective from June 1, 2021.

A statement published on the Turkish Embassy Twitter account says that the passengers from these countries or those who have been to these countries since the last 14 days must travel with a negative PCR test and will be quarantined upon arrival to Turkey for 14 days.

Passengers will be tested by PCR test after 14 days of quarantine time, if the result is negative, quarantine will be lifted, if not, the passengers with a positive PCR test result will be isolated from the same date to another place facilitated by the government and will be tested again in 14 days, Turkish Embassy said in a statement.

1 / June 2021
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