More than 20,000 stranded Afghans went back to their country via Torkham during the last four days of border reopening. Officials say that the last day was comparatively calm as only about 1,100 Afghans, mostly men, crossed the border prior to its closure. The total number of returned Afghans during the four days was 20,066, they said.

10 April 2020

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 37 more COVID-19 cases in 12 of the country's 34 provinces, bringing the national total to 521 cases. "Within the past 24 hours, 37 new coronavirus cases were reported in 12 provinces, including 16 cases in Kabul province and eight cases in western Herat province," Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman of the ministry, said in a statement.

10 April 2020

Local officials in Ghazni province say one patient infected with the coronavirus has died in the province. The Ghazni governor's office said in a statement on Thursday that one patient Infected with the coronavirus had died in Ghazni 20-Bed hospital of the province. According to the report, the victim was a Kochi resident living in the center

9 April 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that the ministry has launched an informative application to inform Afghans about how to stay safe and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to MoPH press release, the application, which launched on Thursday was created in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The Minister of

9 April 2020

Local officials in Herat province say that a Coronavirus Management Center has been opened to coordinate all related activities to fight the virus in the province. The Herat Governor's Office said in a statement that the center opened on Thursday and the authorities of the Corona Committee for Combating the Virus were instructed to work 24 hours a day, in addition to leading the

9 April 2020

Officials at Kabul's Pul-e Charkhi prison say about 150 prisoners have been released based on a presidential decree. The Pul-e-Charkhi Central Prison Press Office said in a statement that 150 prisoners released on Thursday following a presidential decree to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The released are individuals who have been sentenced to less than five years in prison after which they were released

9 April 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says the ministry needs more than 54 million liters of disinfectant and more than a million protective kits, which are impossible to obtain from abroad, to fight the coronavirus. Minister of Health Firuzuddin Firuz in a press conference in Kabul on Thursday said that the ministry was working to provide the equipment with the help of domestic producers

9 April 2020

Health officials in Daikundi province say one of the province's health care workers has contracted the coronavirus. Ishaq Ali Darman, head of public health department in Daikundi province, told Reporterly on Thursday: "the test of one of our health personnel has been positive, but he has no symptoms and we have expelled him and quarantined his family." The head of Daikundi's health department said that

9 April 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says the at least 40 new positive cases of coronavirus have been registered in the country. The Minister of Health, Firuzuddin Firuz in a press conference said that with the registration of the new cases the number of infected patients reaches to 484. This comes as at least 15 people have

9 April 2020

The Public Health department in Kandahar province says at least nine new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in the province. The department cited that wit lh the registration of the new cases the number of infected reaches to 32 in the province. This comes as four new cases were reported in Paktia and one in

9 April 2020