In a joint statement following the first meeting between Afghan First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh and UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Deborah Lyons, "both agreed that the collective efforts of all Afghans are needed to tackle this pandemic that has already killed nearly a quarter-million people around the world.” “Vice-President Saleh affirmed that the government wants to hold regular strategic meetings with the United

5 May 2020

Iran has donated 10,000 protective face-mask to Afghan government and people as symbol of international solidarity to fight coronavirus pandemic in Afghanistan. According to Iran’s consulate in Herat, in line with its humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Iranian government donated 10,000 protective masks to Herat health office. The Iranian masks which were produced by Hami Company were delivered

5 May 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says 330 new positive cases of coronavirus have been registered in the country during the past 24 hours. The deputy of MoPH, Wahidullah Majroh in a press conference said that with the registration of the new cases, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country reaches 2,224. According

5 May 2020

Officials at the Public Health department in Herat province say at least 59 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 126 suspected samples of the coronavirus were tested in the province’s laboratory which 59 of them confirmed positive.

5 May 2020

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says the specter of Covid-19 is haunting the humanity and aligned action is needed to marshal the true sense of urgency to overcome it. President Ghani has delivered speech at Online Summit Level Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group in response to COVID-19 on Monday. "Covid-19 is a hyper event, plunging our interconnected world into turmoil by disrupting our normal

5 May 2020