The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Thursday announced more restrictions for Kabul city amid a sharp rise in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country.

According to a statement released by MoI, the police forces are obliged to implement the restrictions in a more strict manner, considering the sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

The statement further added that the ministry strictly prohibits commuting on public streets with effect from today, warning that the police forces would take strict legal actions against those who would commute on the streets without any emergency work.

This comes as the Ministry of Public Health announced that the authorities have recorded 40 new positive cases of coronavirus in the country in the past 24 hours.

The ministry further added that 9 of the new cases were recorded in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the authorities said the new positive cases increase the total number of COVID-19 cases to 484 across the country and the disease has so far killed 32 patients.

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