After the Ministry of Public Health closed the following educational institutions: schools, universities, and colleges for two weeks; Now these vacations have been extended once again. This is because the Ministry of Public Health decided to prevent the spread of the third wave of the Coronavirus. Although ten days have passed since the two-week quarantine of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry has recently quarantined all other educational institutions in the country for another 15 days.
“The vacations of universities, schools, and training courses to prevent the spread of the third wave of the coronavirus have been extended for another two weeks by the Ministry of Public Health,” Osman Taheri, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, told the media on Tuesday.” Taheri added: “Based on this decision, all educational institutions including schools and universities in Kabul, Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Logar, Nangarhar, Paktia, Parwan, Wardak, Panjshir, Balkh, Laghman, Badakhshan, Kapisa provinces “Kunduz and Nimroz Sar are on leave for another two weeks from the 6/12/2021.”
Osman Taheri also added that if the number of daily Coronavirus cases in other provinces increases, the Ministry of Public Health will have to close all government institutions in these provinces. On the other hand, all sports clubs, swimming pools, and wedding hotels are closed for two weeks on 6/6/2021.
Before extending the first round of quarantine in the 16 provinces, the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IEC) announced that vulnerable government employees would be on leave for two weeks from 6/1/2021 pregnant, older women, and Employees who get chronic diseases.
On the other hand, the General Directorate of Passports of the Ministry of Interior announced on 6/1/2021 that to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the distribution of passports in 16 provinces had been stopped, except in exceptional cases.
According to figures provided by the Ministry of Public Health, more than 82,000 people have been infected with the virus in the country so far, of which 3,251 have died so far; The Ministry of Public Health has previously warned that if the virus is not taken seriously, Afghanistan could witness a significant catastrophe.