Afghan National and Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) in a joint statement on Wednesday rejected the New York Times report that at least 50 percent of Afghan forces most likely have coronavirus.
According to the statement, the Ministries of Interior, Defense and National Directorate of Security (NDS) claimed the infection figure was not true.
The New York Times report stated that the Pentagon believes that at least 50 percent of Afghan security forces have coronavirus, meaning that any training and joint operations between US and Afghan forces have been paused.
However, the joint statement by the Afghan security institutions cited that Afghan forces are constantly engaging with Resolute Support which will continue to offer training and advice.
According to the statement, preventive measures are in place at Afghan forces bases across the country and the vulnerability of Afghan forces to coronavirus has been kept at lowest level.