Lack Of Oxygen A Serious Problem In Country As Ministry of Health Reports 1,118 New Cases of COVID-19

Kabul: The acting Minister of Public Health has expressed serious concern about the lack of oxygen in the country as the number of coronavirus cases increase exponentially. The warning comes even as the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 1,118 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours.

Acting Minister Vahid Majrooh wrote on his social media page on Tuesday night, that the rising number of infections has led the Ministry of Public Health to allocate another hospital for Covid-19 patients in Kabul. “If the citizens do not cooperate with us, we will soon see a crisis,” he said.

There are currently 14,481 active cases of coronavirus across the country. The acting minister added that the oxygen deficiency is also now becoming a serious problem. He urged people to stay indoors for two weeks and wear masks outside.

Meanwhile, the ministry also reported 27 deaths and 222 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 75,144, while the number of total reported deaths is 3,034 and the total number of recoveries is 57,946.

The Ministry of Public Health has performed 481,836 Covid-19 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic.

2 / June 2021
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