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Friday September 11, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 34 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan in the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, no death reported due to coronavirus, while 25 patients has been recovered within the last 24 hours.
With this, the total cases are now 38,606 the total reported deaths are 1,420 and total recoveries are 31,154 in Afghanistan.
Officials in Ministry of Public Health reported that 6,032 active cases of COVID-19 among patients at under their care as Saturday morning in Afghanistan.
It is mentionable that until now 1045,765 samples of coronavirus has been tested in laboratories of the ministry across the country, the officials added.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday reported 24 new cases of the coronavirus out of 209 samples tested over the last 24 hours.   
So far, 105,422 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 6,079 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data from the Ministry of Public Health.   
In the last 24 hours, the ministry also reported two new deaths from COVID-19 and 332 recoveries.   
The number of total cases is now 38,544, the total reported deaths is 1,420, and the total number of recoveries is 31,045.   
The cases were reported in Ghor (13), Herat (9), Kandahar (1) and Laghman (1) provinces. 
The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 898,020 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 27,598,479, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Daikundi (BNA) Construction work on a health center began in Daikundi yesterday.
Mohammad Zia Hamdard, governor of Daikundi, told BNA local correspondent that the health center would be built at a cost of 60,000 US dollars from Habitat Institute in cooperation with the Nili municipality in Mish Nili district of Daikundi.
The source said that with the construction of this center, the problems of hundreds of families in that province will be solved.
T. Yarzada

Monday September 7, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan presided over a meeting discussed approaches to deal with coronavirus and its aftermath and ways to improve quality service delivery in health sector of the country yesterday.
According to BNA report, President Ghani instructed Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan Medical Council and Office of Ombudsperson to redouble their efforts and enhance collaboration to be able to effectively fight the spread of covid-19 and its effects and to ensure optimum and transparent utilization of resources.
The president issued instructions to the Ministry of Public Health to review the reports, findings and recommendations of the Finance Ministry, AMC and Office of the Ombudsperson and to devise a clear plan to find out the areas that need improvement in coordination with Administrative Office of the President.
President Ghani attached importance to professionalization of the Public Health Ministry, solving budgetary issues of the Afghanistan Medical Council, defining standards and benchmarks for provincial public health directorates, coming up with a clear solution to make sure there is sufficient capability to cope with the looming second wave of coronavirus, and defining the core duties of the Public Health Ministry and focusing on their implementation.
The president stressed that Afghanistan Medical Council should set clear criteria and put in place certain certifications for those persons and entities providing healthcare services to ensure reliability and quality of their services.

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