Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Ghani to People: Help Contain Spread of Deadly Virus

Ghani to People: Help Contain Spread of Deadly Virus

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the need for public cooperation with the government on preventing the spread of coronavirus.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said Ghani held a video conference with officials of western Herat province late on Sunday evening.
Herat Governor Abdul Qayyum Rahimi said measures had been taken to quarantine the provincial capital, where the number of coronavirus cases has fallen over the past few days.
He said an 800-bed hospital for the COVID-19 patients had been established and 125 doctors and nurses recruited in the province. No patent would travel Kabul from Herat, he said, adding they had 22,000 tonnes of food in provincial stocks.
Vice-President Sarwar Danish endorsed the governor’s view on quarantining Herat City. He said quarantine there were two types -- voluntary and compulsory.
Danish believed quarantining a city could play ab effective role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
President Ghani thanked the Herat administration and people for fighting the deadly virus and urged the authorities concerned to continue their struggle.
He tasked the authorities concerned with benefiting from international experiences in containing the coronavirus. (Pajhwok)