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Coronavirus under control in Afghanistan: Usmani

Coronavirus under control in Afghanistan: Usmani

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Oct 05, 2020 - 18:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Acting Public Healthinfo-icon Minister Ahmad Jawad Usmani on Monday said the Covid-19 pandemic was under control in the country

The minister told a press conference here that serious measures were in place at provincial health centers to prevent a second wave of the disease.

He termed people’s health situation in the country as satisfactory, saying positive cases and deaths of infected people had decreased and recoveries surged in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

About monitoring of educationinfo-icon centers, Usmani said the process of monitoring educational institutions was ongoing and efforts were underway to strengthen monitoring teams in cooperation with the Ministry of Education to implement health instructions at the educations nation-wide.

The minister said 520 students of an educational center underwent tests and only 10 of them tested positive for the virus, which showed the pandemic had been brought under control.

Currently, schools, universities and domestic and international flights had resumed and economic, social and cultural activities also started as normal in Afghanistan, the minister added.

According to him, the decrease in positive cases did not mean the pandemic had ended. “People are still required to follow MoPH instructions to the prevent the spread of Covid-19”.

He said serious measures had been taken to prevent the second wove of the virus in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ibrahim Shinwari, deputy professional education minister, thanked MoPH for its cooperation in overseeing education centers and added all instructions of the ministry would be practiced at educational institutes.

He termed families role in implementation of MoPH instructions among students as important. He said families had been requested to help their children practice the instructions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday said at least 81 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 disease in Afghanistan in the last 24 hour.

In a statement, the ministry said 341 individuals underwent tests and 81 of them diagnosed with the virus during the period, taking the overall tally to 39,244.

About 27 people were recovered from the pandemic during the period, pushing the number of those recovered to 32,879.

Four individuals died since yesterday from complications of the virus that has so far killed 1,466 people throughout the country.

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