The US Embassy in Kabul is urging government officials who have “squandered” the budget allocated to the fight against the Coronavirus to stop corruption.

According to the US embassy, dozens of Afghan officials were introduced for the prosecution to The Attorney General’s Office for embezzlement in the COVID-19 budget.

U.S embassy tweeted that “This malfeasance costs Afghan citizens not just financially, but in delayed access to potentially life-saving medical care”.

This comes as The Ministry of Public Health on Friday announced that with the international funding programs 16 million more doses of coronavirus vaccine will be available for the public.

Based on the decision of the National Security Council and the instructions of the President, the first phase of the vaccine will be applied to the health workers and the Afghan defense forces.

Members and media employees will be the second prioritized group to receive the vaccine jabs as they are directly involved with others and the risks of contracting the virus in them are much higher.

According to MoPH in the initial category, 20% of the population will be vaccinated, the second part of the category includes 16 million of the public to be immunized against the COVID-19 virus.

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