The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that Kabul will enter to locked-down due to the coronavirus outbreak in Afghanistan tomorrow.
The lockdown will begin Saturday and will continue for at least three weeks, government officials said.
The health minister Ferozuddin Feroz said the lockdown plan will be put in place because Kabul has a large population and the coronavirus is spreading. He says the lockdown will go into effect tomorrow (Saturday).
He said that it is estimated that over 25 million people will be infected with the coronavirus in Afghanistan and at least 16 million of them will show symptoms. But he said the spread can be prevented if measures are implemented.
Acting interior minister Gen. Massoud Andarabi said all buses that carry more than four passengers will not be allowed to travel in Kabul or enter the city from other areas.