China donated health supplies worth $1million on Thursday to support Afghanistan’s fight against COVID-19.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said China’s aid shipment includes nearly 40,000 Coronavirus detection kits, 20,000 protective clothing, two PCR devices and two RNA extraction devices.
Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, thanked the Chinese people and the government for their assistance to Afghanistan.
He also said that as a result of the efforts of the health sector and the institutions, Afghanistan saw fewer deaths and was able to manage the first wave of COVID-19 infections.
Acting Health Minister Ahmad Jawad Osmani said the MoPH has set up an online group for Chinese experts to share their experiences with Afghan doctors on how to manage the pandemic.
Osmani added they has taken measures to prevent the spread of the second wave of infections.
68 new COVID-19 cases reported
The MoPH said 68 new cases of Coronavirus were reported from the 372 samples tested in the past 24 hours in Afghanistan, pushing the tally of confirmed cases to 39,616.
The new cases were reported in the provinces of Herat (50), Kabul (16), Kandahar (1) and Logar (1).
One person had succumbed to the virus, the MoPH said, while 13 had recovered.
Afghanistan has 5,088 active COVID-19 cases with 1,470 deaths and 33, 058 recoveries.
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