Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 87 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVOD-19) infection in the last 24 hours.
The ministry also reported three deaths and 21 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases now stand at 61,842, while the number of reported deaths is 2,686 and the total number of recoveries is 54,40.
MoPH added that the new cases were reported in Kabul, Kandahar, Balkh, Nangarhar, Wardak, Kapisa, , Ghazni, Kunar, Laghman, Ghor and Khost provinces.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland will contribute 3 million euros to the Covid-19 Emergency Appeal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help India, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Niger.
Also in other news, blockchain platform Fantom and the Afghanistan Ministry of Health jointly announced the successful trial of Fantom products and the official rollout of the National Medical Importation Security Initiative, the global Newswire reported on May 7.
Built on the blockchain-powered Fantom Tracker product, this anti-counterfeit pharmaceutical initiative responds to a critical need in Afghanistan for proven tools to identify illegal and fraudulent medicines. The rollout in Afghanistan will be boosted by regional expansion, and Fantom will simultaneously offer its solutions across Central Asia.