Ariana: Afghan health officials said Sunday that western Herat province is being hit by the 4th wave of COVID-19 infections. According to doctors, symptoms indicate that most of the patients admitted to Herat’s COVID-19 Hospital are infected with the Omicron variant of the virus. Click here to read more (external link).
Lisa Schlein VOA News February 12, 2022 GENEVA — The World Health Organization warns a sharp rise in measles cases in Afghanistan is threatening the lives and well-being of millions of malnourished children. More than 35,300 suspected cases of measles and 156 deaths have been reported in Afghanistan from January 2021 through January of this year.
8am: The Ministry of Public Health published updates of Covid-19 cases, reporting that at least 16 patients infected by coronavirus have died across the country in the past two days. The figures elucidate that five Covid-19 patients died in Kabul and Logar provinces only. Click here to read more (external link). Other Health News 80
8am: Officials at Covid-19 treatment Hospitals in Parwan, Kapisa, and Panjshir report the outbreak of a new variant of coronavirus (Omicron) in these provinces. According to them, 70 to 85% of the residents of these provinces are infected with Omicron. Click here to read more (external link). Related New COVID Wave Batters Afghanistan’s Crumbling Health
Tolo News: At least 21 COVID-19 care centers have been closed across the country within the past six months due to financial issues, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Monday. Numbers of patients infected by the new variants of the virus are now on the rise. The MoPH warned of a rapid increase
Tolo News: Officials at the Ministry of Public Health voiced concerns over the surge in cancer cases, saying that an estimated 16,000 to 20,000 Afghans lose their lives to cancer annually. “In Afghanistan, annually, around 40,000 people are infected by cancer. Around 16,000-20,000 people are losing their lives to the disease annually,” said Mohammad Hussien
Ariana: Eighty thousand people in Kunduz have received the COVID-19 vaccine in the past six months, officials confirmed Friday. “More people are coming. People understand about the value of the vaccine. The people who received vaccines are safe and healthy,” said Sayed Mehran Hashimi, a vaccinator. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Pneumonia cases have spiked in Afghanistan, leaving an untold number of children dead due to the lack of healthcare facilities in the country, Save the Children, a leading humanitarian organization for children, said on Monday. Click here to read more (external link). Other Health News 629 Covid-19 Cases Recorded in 24 Hours in 17
Tolo News: Doctors expressed concern over the sharp increase of patients infected by COVID-19, saying that the number of reported patients showing the symptoms of the new COVID-19 variant has risen by 70 percent within the past week compared to the week before. They called on citizens to take the virus seriously. Click here to
8am: Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, people have heard less about the Covid-19 casualties. Upon their arrival in Kabul, Taliban officials announced: “with the rise of the Mujahideen, the coronavirus has been eradicated in the country.” But that does not seem to be the case, and some countries around the world are shocked