Afghan Minister of Public Health said the outbreak of new type of COVID-19 in neighboring countries has been registered and Afghan citizens should not travel to India and Pakistan for another four weeks.
“Unfortunately, the new coronavirus variant has reached to Pakistan and India and our citizens should not travel to the two countries for another four weeks,” said Ahmad Jawad Usmani, the Minister of Public health, at a press conference held on Thursday in Kabul to review the status of coronavirus outbreak in Afghanistan.
“We do not have the capacity to detect the new type of coronavirus in the country,” he lamented the lack of access to facilities for detecting the new type of coronavirus in the country. “We are trying to fix this shortcoming,” he added.
According to him, Coronavirus management has improved in the country, and about five committees are operating in this regard.
“The situation of COVID-19 has reached a stable status and has no upward trend,” he continued.