Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Wednesday the daily statistics of the coronavirus infection on Wednesday.
According to the ministry, 37 COVID-19 patients have died in the country during the past 24 hours. The Ministry tested 2,821 suspected cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, of which 444 were found to be positive.
With the new count of cases, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has reached 145,994. The ministry added that 912 COVID-19 patients had recovered during this period. Thus, the total number of recoveries has reached 95,726.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Higher Education has recently launched a campaign to implement the coronavirus vaccination drive in all public and private educational institutions. “If a student refuses to do so, such a student will not be allowed to enter the university and dormitory,” Minister of Higher Education Abbas Basir told a news conference on Wednesday.
In this campaign, about 450,000 students of public and private higher education institutions are to be vaccinated. Basir added that in 11 provinces of the country, where the number of patients is less than 35, the regular (physical) courses of public universities will start.
Universities and educational centers have been closed for a while to prevent the spread of the third wave of the coronavirus. The closure of universities, training centers and schools was first implemented in 16 provinces of the country and then nationwide.