The Afghan government has decided to extend the lockdown on Kabul for another three weeks in connection with the spread of COVID-19. In addition, additional restrictions are imposed on the movement of the city. The roads that connect Kabul with other provinces will also remain closed.
This information came from the Ministry of the Interior, which urges residents to take security measures responsibly.
President’s spokesman Sedik Sedikki tweeted that civil servants, with the exception of core services, would be fired for another three weeks before May 9.
Afghanistan faced a lack of personal protective equipment and a shortage of medical personnel, which led to an outbreak of coronavirus.
COVID-19’s main testing center in Kabul, Afghanistan-Japan Hospital, has stopped taking new samples over the past two days due to overloaded tests.
To date, a total of 840 cases have been reported, 30 people have died from the virus and 54 have recovered.
The European Union provided technical and financial support to the fight against coronavirus in the country.
At the same time, EU representatives noted that in addition to international assistance, the Afghan authorities should make a lot of effort to protect their residents.
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