Health Ministry Says Preparations Underway To Curb 3rd COVID Wave

Kabul: With the number of daily positive cases increasing daily, the Ministry of Public Health says it is monitoring the outbreak and is preparing to curb the third wave.

A statement published by the Ministry of Public Health states that this issue was raised by Wahid Majrooh, the acting minister of health, on Saturday when he met representatives of the relevant departments, heads of public health, representatives of the private sector and institutions.

“Although the cases of coronavirus in Afghanistan is low and the situation is fortunately under control, we are still prepared to contain the third wave [of the coronavirus],” he said.

He has instructed all the departments to take precautions and even establish a monitoring team to access the situation. He called for clinical teams to take care of patients at home, spread awareness and equip health centers.

The total number of cases now stand at 57,843, while the number of reported deaths is 2,582 and the total number of recoveries is 52,392.

24 / April 2021
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