840 tested positive for Covid-19, 30 lost lives

Health authorities said today, Thursday, April 16, that 840 people have tested positive for coronavirus and 30 patients, who were infected by the virus, have died in Afghanistan.

As many as 63 patients have recovered, according to Afghan health authorities.

Stay home, save homeland

The Afghan health minister, Ferozuddin Feroz, speaking in the Afghan parliament, asked the people to stay in their homes. He said staying at home is the only strategy to prevent the fatal pandemic. Minister Feroz underlined that people would become more vulnerable to Covid-19 if they do not obey health care instructions.  

He said that the exact number of patients infected by the virus is not known.    

“I request that the people please stay at home, take the advice of the Ministry of Public Health seriously, and save the homeland,” he said.

On the other hand, the security authorities have tightened restriction on movement in the capital Kabul and other major cities of Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Mazar-e-Sharif. The capital is under a tight lockdown and public movement has restricted.

The pandemic coronavirus took the world by a shock. So far, over millions of people have tested positive for Covid-19, and thousands of patients, who were infected by the virus, have died.