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Lockdown on Daikundi to contain coronavirus

22 Mar 2020 - 19:27
22 Mar 2020 - 19:27

NEILI (Pajhwok): A lockdown was imposed in central Daikundi province on Sunday to prevent the coronavirus spread in the province, a statement said on Sunday.

“All hotels, restaurants, food stalls, sport clubs, bathing centres and other places of public gatherings are closed to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus,” read a statement from the Nelli Municipality.

Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati, addressing a press conference here, demanded the central government provide more funds to fight coronavirus in Daikundi.

He said the allocated fund and resources for treatment of patients were not enough, saying one million afghanis had been allocated to fight coronavirus in Daikundi province.

The governor asked people to adopt precautionary measures and avoid attending mass gathering otherwise violators would be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Eshaq Ali Darman, public health for test.

According to the Public Health Ministry, 600 suspected and 34 positive coronavirus cases have been registered nationwide.

Separately, work on a quarantine centre for suspected cases has been started in Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province.

Abdul Qadir Adel, head of Nimroz Land Authority, said the facility was being built on 2.5 acres land near Zaranj Airport and would be completed in one month.

He did not talk about the amount of money needed for the facility to be built but added funds for the project had been provided by the Presidential Palace.


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