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Coronavirus cases in Afghanistan hikes to 1,092

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(Last Updated On: April 21, 2020)

The spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health said that 66 new cases had been registered in the past 24 hours, including 52 in Kabul, five in Laghman, four in Nangarhar and one in Paktia.

On the other hand, Arg says that President Ashraf and the first lady, Rula Ghani, have tested negative for the Coronavirus.

Wahidullah Mayar, the spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, said, “With the registration of these new cases, the number of the infected in the country reached 1,092. In the last 24 hours, 15 patients have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 150.”

Capital Kabul is going through the most difficult time. With a total of 385 cases of the Coronavirus, it surpassed Herat, which has 340 positive cases, and it seems like Kabul should be on high alert now.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization recommend that people must wash their hands with soap several times a day, at least 20 seconds each time, avoid physical contact and stay home.

Also, the Afghan president, who has carried out his work through video teleconference lately, has reportedly tested negative for the COVID19 – he considered taking the test after some staff at the Arg had tested positive for the virus.

Sediq Sediqi, the presidential spokesman, said the Coronavirus tests were performed upon the request of the president and the first lady.

Sedigi underlined that Ashraf Ghani was healthy and was pursuing the government’s efforts on all fronts.

According to him, all precautionary measures have been taken to make sure the working atmosphere is safe for the president.

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Afghanistan Coronavirus updates: 85 new cases, total 34,451

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(Last Updated On: July 12, 2020)

Afghanistan has recorded 85 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest number in daily cases in the last two months.

In a daily COVID-19 update released on Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health said the cases were reported in Kabul (14), Herat (18), Kandahar (5), Bamyan (20), Nangarhar (4), Takhar (10), Kunduz (3), Badakhshan (8), Wardak (1), Laghman (1), and Kunar (1).

It brings the total infections to 34,451 in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, 16 Coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total fatalities to 1010 in the country.

According to the updates, the death cases were registered in Kabul (12), Herat (2), and Kandahar (2).

The Health Ministry further said that 81 patients have recovered and fully discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours.

So far, 21,216 people have recovered from the virus in Afghanistan since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Herat about four months ago.

There are 12,684,409 cases tested positive worldwide, with 564,506 deaths and 6,981,170 recoveries.

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Roadside mine blast kills six civilians – Ghazni

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At least six civilians were killed and eight more wounded in mine blast in central Ghazni province, a local official confirmed.

Wahidullah Jumazada a spokesman for the provincial governor told Ariana News that the incident happened after a vehicle carrying civilians hit a roadside mine in the Jaghato district of the province.

The incident has taken palace in Dare Qyaq area – people call it valley of death where Taliban militants have a huge presence – of Jaghato district on Saturday afternoon.

Jumazada said that the Taliban had planted the mine in which “six civilians including women and children were martyred and eight others wounded.”

He added that all wounded individuals were taken to the hospitals.

The Taliban militant group has not made a comment about the incident yet.

The Taliban fighters reportedly frequently target civilians and government employees Dare Qyaq of Ghazni to show their presence in the Jaghato district.

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Afghan forces push back Taliban attack in Faryab, killing 14 militants

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The Afghan forces have pushed back the Taliban attack in Faryab province, the Afghan military said.

In a statement released on Sunday, the 209 Shaheen Corps said that the militants attacked the Afghan security and defense forces in the Dawlatabad district of the province on Saturday afternoon.

According to the statement, the attack faced “fierce resistance” by the Afghan forces.

At least 14 Taliban militants including Haji Naasir, the Taliban designated district chief’s father – for Shirin Tagab – were killed in the clashes, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the group’s red unit commander Mulla Zaqawi along with 10 insurgents were wounded in the incident.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment on the matter.

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