The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced three new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country. The spokesman of MoPH, Wahidullah Mayar on Sunday said that of 48 suspected cases in the laboratories in the past 24 hours, three of them confirmed positive. Mayar noted that two cases were reported in Herat and one in Nimroz

29 March 2020

Pakistan's authorities have announced the closure of eastern and western borders both for trade and passenger traffic for two more weeks. “The closure duration of two weeks of the borders has come to an end and therefore NCC has decided to extend the restriction for another two weeks. Both passenger traffic and trade has been stopped

29 March 2020

Wahid Omar at a press conference on Sunday in Kabul responded to the Taliban statement about the Afghan peace delegation being "against the agreement between the Taliban and the US," saying the Taliban must not raise issues with our delegation, as we also can raise issues with theirs. All the prisoners released at one time would be not possible, and there are conditions, Omar

29 March 2020

The General Directorate of Physical Education and Sport of Afghanistan has announced readiness to dedicate its halls and stadiums to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) for quarantining the coronavirus patients. Through a letter to MoPH, the GDPESA stated that if needed, it can allow its dorms and sports halls in Kabul and provinces to be

29 March 2020

The Indian staff at the two consulates in Herat and Jalalabad were brought to Kabul as part of precautionary measures following the swelling number of coronavirus cases in Afghanistan, media reported. "Better facilities in Kabul is also another reason for shifting the diplomats," it said. This comes as earlier this week, four Servicemembers of NATO in Afghanistan

29 March 2020

Afghan local officials say at least 11 security forces have been killed and wounded in Taliban's attack in Kejran District of Daikundi province. The spokesperson of Daikundi governor, Sakina Ehsani told Reporterly, "the Taliban insurgents attacked the security outposts in Kandawiha area of Kejran district on Saturday night. She noted that four local police were killed and

29 March 2020

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) says at least nine Taliban insurgents including a commander have been killed and seven others wounded in Herat province. MoD in a statement said that the Taliban insurgents were targeted by the security forces when they were attempting to storm security outposts in Karkh District of the province. MoD added that a

29 March 2020

In response to Taliban’s statement, opposing the Afghan government’s negotiating team, the State Ministry for Peace (SMP) says the negotiating team was formed after extensive consultations with the influential segments of the Afghan society and its inclusiveness is the responsibility of the government, not the Taliban group. Najia Anwari, a spokesperson to the SMP said Sunday

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The novel coronavirus pandemic that has forced billions of people across the globe to stay home is making parents skip routine immunizations for their kids, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF warned. The phenomenon is being aggravated by overburdened health services where medical workers are being diverted from giving vaccines to focus on the COVID-19 response. Some governments might even have to postpone mass immunization

29 March 2020

The UNHCR, in partnership with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), has announced technical skills training opportunities for 2,500 Pakistanis and Afghan refugees. The three to six-month trainings will be offered at NAVTTC-recognized institutes across Pakistan. Certificates and tool kits will be provided upon completion in order to enable students to seize livelihood opportunities. "UNHCR

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