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PublishDate: Saturday, April 3, 2021 14:32

Over 65,000 Vaccinated Against COVID19 in Afghanistan: MoPH

Kabul: Over 65,000 people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus infection since the COVID19 inoculation drive began in Afghanistan, said the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_#Dastagir_Nazari, MoPH spokesperson, said that currently ten categories of people in the community, including teachers, security personnel and defense forces, healthcare workers, media employees, people over the age of 50, immigrants, displaced people and people with chronic diseases can be vaccinated in the country. In the first phase, 20% of the country’s population is to be vaccinated against the Sars-Cov-2 virus which causes the Covid-19 infection.

Afghanistan has so far received nearly one million doses of the vaccine from India and the #COVAX_facility, which is a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Till Saturday, total positive cases in the country stand at 56,676. Total deaths reported is 2,497 and the total number of recoveries is 51,802, as per officials.

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