Afghanistan’s Ambassador to China Javed Qaem on Wednesday said efforts were underway to gain further assistance from the neighboring country for prevention of Covid-19, but what the Afghans needed the most was to practice Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)’s guidelines. Qaem told Pajhwok Afghan News during an inclusive interview that government factories in China had resumed productions and they had collected and already shared

15 April 2020

The third Afghan doctor treating novel coronavirus patients has died, health officials confirmed. The deceased was identified as Iqbal Omari who died on Wednesday in Afghan-Japan hospital in Kabul. The spokesman of the Ministry of Public Health, Wahidullah Mayar said the doctor has been in quarantine that transferred to the hospital after worsening his health condition. Earlier, two

15 April 2020

The health authorities in Herat province say an 80-year-old man died of the coronavirus in the province. The spokesman of Herat Public Health Department, Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai said that the man died at around 12:30pm in COVID-19 Number 1 hospital. With the death of the old man, the number of death people in Herat province reached 7.

15 April 2020

Afghan nationals residing near the capital, Tehran, are producing over 1,000 hospital gowns per day. An authority in charge of a local religious congregation centre, said afghans living in the town of Ray produce more than 1,000 gowns as well as hygienic headwear and footwear. “Given the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Afghan nationals are producing gowns

15 April 2020

Afghan authorities have announced that 747 men and women prisoners have been released due to the spread of the coronavirus based on a presidential decree. The office of Kabul governor in a press release said that a commission of the deputies of the provinces, members of the Kabul Prosecutor's Office, the Attorney General's Office, the Ministry of Justice's Children's Correctional Center, the Human Rights Commission,

15 April 2020

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) will provide 100,000 medical masks to Afghanistan, Mazari Sharif's head of the agency, Fazıl Akın Erdoğan, announced on Tuesday. According to Erdoğan, the agency started to produce masks as part of its efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. He stated that a total of 100,000 masks will be produced, and

15 April 2020

Afghan local officials have confirmed that at least two patients have died of the coronavirus in Nangarhar province. The spokesman of Nangarhar governor, Ataullah Khogyani said that the two patients died on Tuesday night. According to him, the died patients were the resident of Sorobi District of Kabul and Nangarhar province whom had 50 and 60 years

15 April 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says at least 70 new positive cases of coronavirus were registered in the country during the past 24 hours. MoPH in a statement said that around 542 cases have been tested at the Ministry’s laboratories which 70 of them confirmed positive. According to MoPH, the new cases include 31 cases in

15 April 2020

A COVID-19 sample testing center has halted its operation in Kandahar province due to lack of kits and other personal protection equipment, the provincial health department said. The Kandahar health department called on the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to take action and resolve the issue. Meanwhile, residents in Kandahar have warned that the virus could further

15 April 2020

The presidential palace has announced that it has decided to extend the quarantine in Herat province. Arg in a statement said that President Ashraf Ghani had talked to officials in Herat province on Tuesday evening about the fight against the coronavirus in the province via a video conference. According to the statement, the conference reviewed the proposals

15 April 2020