Ministry Of Public Health Reports 973 New COVID-19 Cases

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 973 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the past 24 hours.

The ministry also reported 67 deaths in the last 24 hours and the death toll due to the virus in the country is now 3,527. Meanwhile, the ministry has resumed the COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country on Saturday. MoPH Spokesman Dastagir Nazari stated that vulnerable individuals, those over 55 years of age, and with chronic diseases will be prioritized. The MoPH stopped providing vaccines on June 7, as it ran out of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The total number of positive cases now stand at 89,861. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs announced new directives to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The directives include the temporary closure of all religious schools and institutions, and a halt in condolence ceremonies, religious studies within mosques, and large gatherings of clerics.
Additionally, the Ministry stated that prayers must be concise in an open space, observing social distancing and other health instructions.

Meanwhile, due to the deteriorating situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the consular section of the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul will remain closed for one week from June 13 to June 17. Further announcement would be made on Thursday (June 17). However, the Embassy would continue to be operational for online visas issuance facility.

12 / June 2021
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