New measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Bamiyan province include imposing a full lockdown in Saighan district and the mandatory wearing of masks in cities. The province currently has 60 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with one dead.
The Bamiyan governor’s office said they had decided to take measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the province, to transfer the public health department’s infected patients from their homes to COVID-19 hospitals, and to provide an awareness plan.
According to the governor’s office, the public health department will increase its sampling rate as soon as possible and contact tracing will be taken seriously. The provincial police command has been told to strictly enforce quarantine in Bamiyan city and other major locations.
governor’s office noted the use of a face mask was mandatory for those entering the city and the bazaar, as well as the tourist and recreational areas of Bamiyan. Tourism facilities such as hotels and centres that provide services to tourists will remain closed.
The government of Bamiyan has asked domestic travellers and foreigners to refrain from visiting or asking for further information on tourism, and to post-pone recreational and non-essential travel to the province.