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Covid-19 awareness drives kicks off in Nangarhar

Covid-19 awareness drives kicks off in Nangarhar

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Apr 25, 2020 - 17:39

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Information and Culture department officials and civil societyinfo-icon activists on Saturday initiated an awareness campaign to prevent the spread of coronavirus in urban districts of eastern Nangarhar province.

The awareness program regarding Covid-19 was launched in nearby districts and Jalalabad, the provincial capital. The campaigners used vehicles to spread awareness about coronavirus.

Rahimullah Khogyani, the provincial Information and Culture department head, told Pajhwok Afghan News that UNICEF recruited a number of youth to carry out the campaign in urban districts.

He said they installed public awareness campaign stickers and used loudspeaker to share information regarding prevention of coronavirus spread and other guidelines.

He said through their campaign religious scholars would be motivated to ask people to practice guidelines offered by the ministry of public healthinfo-icon.

Ghairatullah, a participant of the campaign, told Pajhwok that TV channels did not air such awareness programs, thus they launched the program in urban districts.

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