The acting Minister of Public Health Wahid Majrooh said Sunday, an advisory meeting was held at Presidential Palace aimed at managing and preventing further spread of COVID-19 amid the third wave of the virus.

According to Majrooh, the third wave of the virus has been detected across the nation, and that the infections are moving from east to west.

Majrooh said most cases were recorded in Laghman, Nangarhar, Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Nimroz and few cases are identified in Khost province.

The Minister of Public Health also mentioned that Afghanistan currently is equipped with 24 laboratories in 18 provinces, which soon will be extended to all of the provinces by end of June current year.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during the meeting authorized health officials that vaccines and oxygen supplies should be prioritized and areas most vulnerable must be focused on.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Public Health reported Sunday, that out of 1,922 samples, 166 cases have turned positive in the last 24 hours.

At least 406,816 people have so far been tested in the governmental labs, and there still are 4,255 known active cases in the country.

According to the ministry, within 24 hours, 119 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and five individuals are reported dead.

The total number of cases in Afghanistan is 60,288, Total deaths are 2,642 and the total recoveries are recorded 53,391.

COVID-19 global toll has increased to 152,271,623and the dead are reported to more than 152,271,623according to Johns Hopkins’ global dashboard.

Concerns grow for prevention of Indian COVID-19 variant named B.1.617,that spread quickly through out the Indian regions causing extreme chaos.

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