Wedding Hotels In Kabul To Be Closed For Another Week As Afghanistan Reports 764 New COVID-19 Cases

Kabul: The Kabul municipality announced on Thursday that it will close wedding hotels for another week to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “Wedding operators do not have the right to reserve gathering ceremonies for a week more,” the agency said.

The announcement comes even as the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday reported 764 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 12 deaths and 251 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The Kabul municipality said that the move aims to prevent the spread of the third wave of the coronavirus as wedding hotels are one of the important factors in the spread of the infection.

It has also urged citizens to follow the health recommendations of the Ministry of Public Health to protect themselves against the coronavirus.

The total number of cases now stand at 69,130, while the number of reported deaths is 2,881 and the total number of recoveries is 56,962.

There are currently 9,287 active coronavirus cases nationwide. The Ministry of Public Health has performed 459,060 Covid-19 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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