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
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
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
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.