The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday reported 1,501 new positive cases of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours.
The ministry also reported 77 deaths and 811 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases is now 118,659, while the number of reported deaths is 4,871 and the total number of recoveries is 70,016.
The Ministry of Health has called on Afghan citizens to follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, following reports of the reopening of schools and universities in the country next week, the Ministry of Public Health announced that the reports were rumors and that no decision had yet been made on reopening schools and universities.
Educational institutions across the country are shut down to prevent the spread of the third wave of the coronavirus. A joint committee consisting of representatives of the ministry, the medical council, the ministry of higher education, the ministry of education and the union of private and public universities has been formed and will work on the plan when the schools will reopen, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Health issued on Tuesday. The Committee will begin its work tomorrow after the coronavirus vaccine has been administered to the administrative and educational staff of these institutions. The Ministry of Public Health has said that the committee will inform if any decision is made after reviewing the plan to reopen schools and universities.
In other news, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that it concluded delivering the first dose of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, across Kabul. Deputy MoPH Spokesman Mirwais Alizai said that the MoPH will start delivering the 2nd dose from Saturday, July 3. Alizai added that China had provided 700,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine and the 2nd dose will be given to those who have received the 1st dose of the same vaccine. Alizai reported that over 871,000 individuals have so far received COVID-19 vaccine across the country.