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Afghanistan warns of a possible “catastrophe” after a daily increase in coronavirus deaths

May 16, 2020

The Afghan Ministry of Health has warned of a possible disaster in the country after confirming a daily increase in deaths in a country where the total number of deaths is 168 and the total number of cases in one of the country’s poorest economies is already 6,402 worldwide.

The country’s deputy health minister, Wahid Majroh, confirmed a total of 349 new positive cases and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours before the alarm was triggered. “If people continue without attention, we will experience a major family disaster,” he warned.

The vice minister said the situation was so alarming that the government had drawn up a 12-month plan with restrictions before it could go back to normal life.

Afghanistan warns of a possible “catastrophe” after a daily increase in coronavirus deathsAfghanistan warns of a possible “catastrophe” after a daily increase in coronavirus deaths

In Kabul, the capital and epicenter of the disease, the streets are still crowded and, given the lack of tests, experts fear that the actual number of infections is much higher.