Nearly Two Million People Vaccinated In Country

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health announced on Sunday that 1.8 million people in Afghanistan have received the coronavirus vaccine so far.

Dastgir Nazari, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, told Hashte Subh daily on Sunday that at least 1.8 million Afghan civilians had received the vaccine and Afghanistan currently has 5.1 million doses of the vaccine, which includes the Indian AstraZeneca vaccine and the American Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, the process of implementing these vaccines continues. The process of implementing the coronavirus vaccine in the country began last year.

So far, India, the United States, China and Sweden, and the Global Vaccine Coalition have helped Afghanistan with the vaccine doses. The Afghan government has also allocated some funds for the coronavirus vaccine.

This comes even as the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday recorded 320 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 28 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total cases now stand at 150,778, while the death toll is 6,936.

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