As COVID-19 Third Wave Spreads In Afghanistan, Schools Close For 2 Weeks

Kabul: All schools, universities, colleges and educational centers have been ordered to close down for at least two weeks as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic spreads in the country, announced the Ministry of Public Health on Saturday.

The two-week holiday applies to 16 provinces including Kabul, Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Logar, Nangarhar, Paktya, Parwan, Wardak, Panjshir, Balkh, Laghman, Badakhshan, Kapisa, Kunduz and Nimroz.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, the number of cases have increased as compared to last year, hence the decision was taken. Afghanistan does not have enough hospitals and health facilities to fight against COVID-19, if it is not controlled at the beginning.

The MOPH has called on the public to consider the instructions and guidance provided by them. The ministry reported that the total number of known COVID-19 cases is 70,107, while the total number of reported deaths is 2,899, and the total number of recoveries is 57,119.
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So far, 462,860 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 10,089 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, data by the ministry indicates.

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