'Afghanistan headed for coronavirus catastrophe' - News Summed Up

'Afghanistan headed for coronavirus catastrophe'


Citize­ns urged to end rampan­t lockdo­wn violat­ions, restri­ctions extend­ed in Kabul provin­ceKABUL: Amid soaring coronavirus cases, a top Afghan official on Thursday warned of an imminent catastrophe if citizens continue violating lockdown measures. At a news conference in the capital Kabul, he said rampant lockdown violations were leading the country towards a disaster and urged people to follow Covid-19 safety guidelines. “The number of [coronavirus] cases is so high that all ICUs [intensive care units] in public hospitals are full,” Majroh said, advising citizens to spend the Eid holiday only with immediate family members. Afghanistan is widely expected to extend its nationwide lockdown, which ends on May 24. Restrictions were extended in Kabul, the country’s hardest-hit area with 2,767 cases and 25 deaths on Thursday.


Source: The Express Tribune May 21, 2020 11:48 UTC



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