The Pakistan Embassy in Kabul announced a one-week closure time for its consulate section due to the rise of the Coronavirus outbreak in Afghanistan.

“Due to the deteriorating situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the consular section of the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul will remain closed for one week from 13 June to 17 June 2021”, Pakistan Embassy in Kabul said in a statement.

The further announcement would be made on Thursday 17 June 2021, however, the Embassy would continue to be operational for the online visa issuance facility, further added in the statement.

This comes as the number of new COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan has risen recently, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has warned the general public of a crisis if healthcare measures are not taken seriously.

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