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PublishDate: Thursday, September 17, 2020 09:22

Public Health Ministry warns of possible second wave of COVID-19

The ministry said a second wave could hit the country in the next two months and warned that the next wave could be deadlier than the first. 
Akmal Samsor, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health said if “people adhere to health regulations a second wave of Coronavirus will not be so serious.” 
On Wednesday, health officials confirmed another 40 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours in the country. 
In that time, 10 people died from COVID-19 in Afghanistan. 
This brings the total number of cases in the country to 38,855 with 1,436 deaths. 
However, in a joint survey by the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization last month, findings indicated that at least 10 million Afghans have had the virus. 
Many foreign countries have stepped in to help Afghanistan cope with the pandemic especially as its already fragile health care system has struggled to cope. 
On Tuesday, the  South Korean embassy in Kabul signed a US$1 million grant with WHO to assist in efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan.
 According to WHO, the organizatio


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