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Businesses are not usual as third wave of Covid-19 outbreak hits Afghanistan

Businesses do not move as usual as the third wave of Covid-19 outbreak is hitting Afghanistan. Over the last 24 hours, Afghanistan recorded 654 new cases of coronavirus in Kabul, Kandahar, Balkh, Nangarhar, Takhar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Faryab, Helmand, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Kunar, Laghman, Zabul, and Nuristan provinces.

To control further outbreak of the pandemic, the Afghan Ministry of Public Health has issued a notice informing schools, universities, wedding halls, and educational centers in 16 provinces to remain shut for two weeks– from May 29 onward.

Today, the National Examination Authority announced that biometric registration of Kankor exam (University entrance exam) will remain on halt until the next notice.

The biometric process for the applicants was scheduled to start tomorrow on May 30, and the examination was supposed to take place on June 03-June 04.

Training centers in Kabul, Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Logar, Nangarhar, Paktia, Parwan, Maidan Wardak, Panjshir, Balkh, Laghman, Badakhshan, Kapisa, Kunduz, and Nimroz provinces were closed for two weeks.

The Afghan health authorities have called on the public to observe the social distance, wear masks, and wash their hands.

This is while, the total number of corona patients in Afghanistan has reached 70,761 while 2,919 patients have lost their lives to coronavirus, 57,281 have recovered.