By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Activities of the Amiri Medical Complex in Kabul have been suspended by the Ministry of Public Health after a doctor at the hospital died of the coronavirus, the Health Ministry’s spokesman, Wahidullah Mayar said at a press conference on Wednesday. He said that besides the infected doctor, a number of other employees at the hospital have tested positive.
“For now, the hospital’s activities are suspended to take care of the employees, but maybe it will restart its activities after a while,” Mayar said. Meanwhile, sources told media that a doctor at Rabia Balkhi Maternity Hospital in Kabul was infected with the coronavirus, and 15 members of the staff are in isolation.
Coronavirus numbers have risen to 444 with the emergence of 21 new cases in various parts of the country, particularly in capital Kabul. According to Mayar, the new cases were registered in Kabul, Ghazni, Baghlan, Logar, Maidan Wardak, Helmand and Takhar provinces. He said 12 positive cases were reported in Kabul, three in Ghazni, two in Baghlan and one each in Logar, Maidan Wardak, Helmand and Takhar provinces. The number of coronavirus patients in the country reached 444.
Mayar said 15 individuals have so far lost their lives to COVID-19 while 31 Afghans have recovered from the pandemic.