COVID-19: After 22 Days Parliament yet to Pass Amended Budget

Officials at the Ministry of Finance say that even after 22 days, the Lower House of Parliament has not approved the amendments in the budge to tackle the Coronavirus.

In a series of tweets, Finance Ministry spokesman Shamroz Khan Masjidi revealed the Ministry had approved the budget on May 6. He urged the Parliament members to understand the time-sensitive issue and adopt the amendments as soon as possible.

After 22 days, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that the Coronavirus outbreak has reached its peak in Afghanistan. In a new warning to citizens, the Deputy Minister of Health, Wahid Majrooh, said that difficult times lie ahead of the people and they should follow all quarantine measures and practice social distancing.

So far, the total confirmed cases in the country are 12,456, with 227 dead and 1,138 recovered.

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