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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The spokesperson to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) once again urged the citizens of the country to take the ministry's recommendations and health messages seriously and to act accordingly.
Waheedullah Mayar, speaking on the series of daily press conference on Coronavirus on Monday at Government Media and Information Center, added: “The MoPH has called on people to avoid any formal or informal gatherings in halls, and also limit their excursion and outings”
Concerned about the lack of attention by the citizens to the health messages of the MoPH, he said, if the situation continues the same, the positive incidences of coronavirus will increase.
Mayar added that the vibrant presence of citizens in parks, resorts and city centers indicates that the deadly threat of the Corona virus has not yet been taken seriously by many of the people.
The MoPH’s spokesperson once again urged people to limit their patrols outside the home, using the experiences of countries that have taken the threat of the Corona virus seriously.
He said the total number of people with coronavirus in the country has risen to 40, with six more confirmed cases of coronavirus till Sunday evening.
Mayar confirmed one person's death from coronavirus in Mazar-e-Sharif and added, a 40-year-old man who died from corona in Mazar-e-Sharif on Sunday also suffered from chronic liver and kidney disease.
He said that the death toll from coronavirus is higher in the elders and those with heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday strongly condemned Iran’s proposal for an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
A day earlier, the Iranian Foreign Ministry stressed the need for the creation of an Inclusive government and questioned the credibility of the presidential election.
The MoFA in a tweet said yesterday that Afghanistan and Iran enjoyed close historical, cultural and religious relations. However, it warned Iran’s remarks on the composition of government in Afghanistan could only lead to creating an environment of distrust.
The remarks, which amounted to interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, could not be helpful in strengthening bilateral ties, the ministry tweeted.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Sunday announced releasing a number of prisoners in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a presidential press office statement said yesterday.
According to the statement, the first and second vice presidents, chief justice, chief of Supreme Court and Attorney General Office (AGO) head held a follow up meeting of the Cabinet’s Saturday meeting to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The statement said the meeting was also attended by General Director of Prisons Affairs and discussed how the release of those detainees to be taken place.
The judicial organs asked to create a plan within the 48 hours and later it would be implemented based on the ministry of public health to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
First coronavirus death in Afghanistan was confirmed in Balkh province on Sunday evening.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held a video conference with officials of western Herat province late on Sunday evening, a statement from the presidential press office said yesterday.
At the outset, Herat Governor Abdul Qayyum Rahimi said measures had been taken to quarantine the provincial capital, where the number of coronavirus cases has fallen over the past few days.
He said an 800-bed hospital for the COVID-19 patients had been established and 125 doctors and nurses recruited in the province. No patient would travel Kabul from Herat, he said, adding they had 22,000 tons of food in provincial stocks, the statement added.
Speaking at the summit, First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh spoke and was pleased that the death toll had not been reported so far, and said he was pleased with the steps taken to fight the Corona virus in Herat, according to the statement.
"The first cabinet meeting was held and its main agenda was to fight the Corona virus, and serious action was taken on this issue," the first vice president said, as quoted in the statement, asking the officials to follow the steps taken by Waheed Omar, the senior adviser to the president and head of the State Committee for Public awareness on prevention and spread of the COVID-19, as according to him, key and professional measures has been taken so far.
Meanwhile, the Second Vice-President Sarwar Danish endorsed the governor’s view on quarantining Herat City. He said quarantine were two types -- voluntary and compulsory. VP Danish believed quarantining a city could play an effective role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the statement, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has stressed the need for public cooperation with the government on preventing the spread of coronavirus. President Ghani thanked the Herat administration and people for fighting the deadly virus and urged the authorities concerned to continue their struggle.
The tasked the authorities concerned with benefiting from international experiences in containing the coronavirus, the statement added.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 06:29

Taliban Terrorists Killed in Zabul Raid

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Qalat (BNA) Four Taliban terrorists were killed in Zabul yesterday.
Atal 250 army corps officer in south of country told BNA, the terrorists were killed while attacked on large base of security and defense forces in Shahjou district.
Two motorbikes and numerous of weapons were also seized in the clash,
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 06:22

Massive Taliban Attack Failed in Balkh

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Massive attack of Taliban on several police checkpoints was failed in Balkh.
Shaheen 209 army corps office in north of country told BNA, Taliban started their massive attacks on police checkpoints in Barmazed region, Balkh District, which were faced with several resistance of security troops.
In the attack, nine Taliban were killed and four others have been injured, he added.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 06:19

Hundreds Needy Families Received Aids

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Bazarak (BNA) Panjshir Red Crescent Office distributes food to 500 needy families who displaced from neighboring provinces to that province.
Shir Aqa Bawer head of Panjshir Red Crescent department told BNA, these families were displaced due to insecurity from Laghman, Balkh, Kapisa, Baghlan and Badakhshan to Panjshir province, received ghee, sugar, rice, bean, salt and tea.
The department’s assistance to the needy families continues, he added.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Gardiz (BNA) Gardiz city center of Paktia was witnessed a suicide attack yesterday.
According to reports, a suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device near Paktia University in Gardiz city.
Police Media office with releasing a statement said, a policeman was martyred and a civilian has been injured in the attack.
Meanwhile, eyewitnesses of the event said, the suicide attack has caused casualties to the military and civilians.
T. Yarzada

Monday, March 23, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Terrorist plot of Taliban to blown up one of Nangarhar’s busiest places failed.
Security troops discovered and confiscated a bomb in Jalalabad city.
A man has been detained in connection of bomb planting.
Selab army corps in east of country with releasing a statement said, the terrorists with planting of a bomb  wanted to organize  a bloody event on civilians, but not succeeded to their evil goals.
T. Yarzada

Monday, March 23, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) Twelve armed terrorists were killed and 14 others have been injured in security forces raids in Kandahar last night.
The terrorists were suppressed in Khakriz and Maiwand districts.
Atal army corps in south of country with releasing a statement said, 12 armed terrorists were killed and 14 others have been injured in the raids.
Four local commanders of Taliban were also among the dead.
According to reports, three hideouts of Taliban with all war equipment have been destroyed.
Another report says, a mine planter of Taliban was killed in shelling of security troops in Kandahar.
The assailants while wanted to plant a mine on a main road in Shahwalikot district, was targeted by security troops.
T. Yarzada

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