Kabul: With the emergence of the new strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Afghanistan and increasing number of daily patients, the Ministry of Public Health has said that the prevalence of the virus in the country has increased, though it is not the third wave yet. It added that vaccine implementation is the priority currently.
According to officials at the ministry, a new strain of the coronavirus, also known as “UK type”, is now prevalent in the country.
Statistics from the ministry show that about 200 people are currently infected with the virus. Officials warn that the situation could spiral out of control if citizens ignore the precautions and do not get vaccinated.
In addition, officials at the Ministry of Public Health state that the process of getting the vaccine for the public, above the age of 18, has begun. Mirwais Alizai, deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, said that the prevalence of the virus had increased by 50 percent as compared to the previous month.
He added that although the infection was on the rise, it could not be called the “third wave”.
Over a 100 people are infected with the virus daily. According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Public Health, 105 people were infected with the virus in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Kapisa, Logar, Ghazni, Khost and Farah provinces on Sunday.