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MoPH ready to cope with 2nd Covid-19 wave

MoPH ready to cope with 2nd Covid-19 wave

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Aug 16, 2020 - 18:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) on Sunday announced its preparations for a possible second wave of corona virus, saying positive cases had dropped to 10 percent in the country.

After emerging in the Wuhan city of China last December, the COVID-19 virus spread to at least 210 countries around the globe, including Afghanistaninfo-icon.

In the first months, mostly Chinese citizens were infected and killed by the disease, which has now been controlled by China. But it is spreading rapidly in Europe and America.

According MoPH, 37,599 people have been infected with the Covid-19 pandemic across Afghanistan, 1,357 died while 27,223 others recovered from the pandemic so far.

Forty-eight new Covid-19 cases were registered in different parts of the country in the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 37,599, the MoPH added.

The ministry said in a statement on Sunday that 468 individuals underwent tests during the period and 48 of them were diagnosed with the virus.

Akmal Samsour, MoPH spokesman, told media persons in Kabul that in the past, suspected cases had reached 60 percent.

He said in order to prepare for a possible second outbreak of the disease, they arranged 560 ventilators and a number of them had been dispatched to 13 provinces.

He also recalled that 315 individuals contracted Congo virus last year in Afghanistan and 42 of them died. This year, he added, 102 people infected with the fever and five of them lost their lives.

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