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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says 281 new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in the country during the past 24 hours.
Wahid Majroh, the deputy of MoPH in a press conference on Tuesday said that with the registration of the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country reaches 4,963.
According to the health authorities, five patients died of the coronavirus and 36 other recovered during the past 24 hours.
This comes as the death toll from the coronavirus in the country reaches 127 with 610 recovered patients.
Afghan health officials say at least 12 new cases of the coronavirus were registered in the province during the past 24 hours.
The spokesman of Herat Public Health Department, Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai said that 88 samples of the coronavirus were tested in the laboratory which 12 of them confirmed positive.
According to him, the new cases include seven men and 5 women.
This comes as with the registration of the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province reached 913 with 20 deaths and 174 recovered.
Sherzai added that the situation of five patients are critical.
India shipped the second consignment of wheat as part of its developmental assistance to Afghanistan from the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in Deendayal Port Trust on May 9, according to an official statement.
The wheat consignment of 435 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) or 10,962 metric tonnes was carried on M V KASHAN which berthed at Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) and sailed out on May 9.
The shipment was part of the 75,000 metric tonnes of wheat consignment that India is supplying to Afghanistan through Chabahar port in Iran. The shippers of the consignment are Ministry of External Affairs and the consignee is Banayee Construction Company, Kabul, Afghanistan.
The first lot of 203 TEUs or 5,541.90 metric tonnes of wheat was shipped on April 13 on M V NEGAR from KICT, the official statement said.