AFGHANISTAN

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AFGHANISTAN

37,345

Total Cases

1,354

Total Deaths

26,694

Total Recovered

9,297

Total Active Cases

+10

New Deaths

+76

New Cases


via menafn08/12/2020

Turkmenistan sends another batch of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 12

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Humanitarian aid in the form of medical equipment kits for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was sent to Afghanistan from Turkmenistan on August 12, 2020, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The humanitarian aid was sent according

via arabnews08/12/2020

Russia says allegations COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe are groundless - Arab News

MOSCOW: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Wednesday allegations that Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine was unsafe were groundless and driven by competition, the Interfax news agency reported. President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine, after less than two months of human testing.

via arabnews08/11/2020

COVID-19 spread harder to control without common effort says French PM as daily cases double - Arab News

PARIS: The renewed spread of coronavirus in France could become harder to control without a collective effort to stop a rise in the infection rate, its prime minister said on Tuesday. The public was becoming careless, Jean Castex warned, after official data recorded nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday to Monday. The epidemic has now killed more than 30,300 people in

via arabnews08/11/2020

Russia's coronavirus case tally nears 900000 - Arab News

MOSCOW: Russian registered 4,945 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing its national case tally to 897,599, the fourth largest in the world. The official death toll rose to 15,131 after authorities said in their daily coronavirus report that 130 people had died in the previous 24 hours.


via theweek08/09/2020

Afghan government to release 400 Taliban prisoners, setting up peace talks - The Week Magazine

An Afghan grand assembly of elders, known as the Loya Jirga, on Sunday passed a resolution to release 400 Taliban prisoners, and President Ashraf Ghani said he will sign the order, effectively removing the final barrier to peace talks between the government and the Taliban, who have been in conflict for decades. The United States and the Taliban had previously agreed the latter would enter talks with the Afghan government if it released 5,000 prisoners, most of whom have already been freed. But Kabul was hesitant to release the final 400, many of whom are accused of serious offenses, with more than 150 of them on death row. Some civilians and human rights group are wary of the move, but negotiations between the factions are expected to begin next week in Qatar.

via reuters08/08/2020

At least 17 participants of Afghan grand assembly positive for coronavirus - Reuters

At least 17 participants of a major Afghan grand assembly tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials said on Saturday, a day after the high-profile gathering began in Kabul to deliberate over the fate of Taliban prisoners and the beginning of the peace process in the war-torn country.

via voanews08/07/2020

Afghan Loya Jirga Meets to Determine Fate of 400 Taliban Prisoners Ahead of Peace Talks - Voice of America

A traditional public assembly, known as a Loya Jirga, opened in Afghanistan Friday to determine whether a last set of 400 hard-core prisoners from the Taliban insurgency should be freed to clear the way for long-awaited direct peace talks between Afghanistan’s warring sides.     Afghan President Ashraf Ghani argued in his speech as he convened the meeting that because the prisoners in question are convicted of “serious crimes” he was not empowered under the law to set them free without consulting the nation.

via menafn08/12/2020

Afghanistan adds 76 more coronavirus cases - MENAFN.COM




A statement released by the Afghanistan public health ministry on Wednesday said that 76 more patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the country on Monday, which has pushed the total number of cases across the country to 37,345.

A statement released by the Afghani public health ministry said that During the past 24 hours, 418 s

via marker.medium08/12/2020

Bill Gates Is Helping to Fund an Affordable Coronavirus Vaccine | Marker - Marker

Medium is not like any other platform on the internet. Our sole purpose is to help you find compelling ideas, knowledge, and perspectives. We don’t serve ads—we serve you, the curious reader who loves to learn new things. Medium is home to thousands of independent voices, and we combine humans and technology to find the best reading for you—and filter out the rest.


via arabnews08/11/2020

New Zealand retirement home in lockdown to test for COVID-19 - Arab News

WELLINGTON: A New Zealand retirement village has gone into lockdown after residents displayed symptoms of respiratory illness, the New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday. The Village Palms retirement village in Christchurch advised of the lockdown in a letter to family members today, the newspaper said. No further details were immediately available. New Zealand, which has

via arabnews08/11/2020

Duterte accepts Russian offer of virus vaccine - Arab News

MANILA: Philippine  President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted a Russian offer to provide a coronavirus vaccine and volunteered to be the first to be “experimented on” once it arrives in the country. “I’m very happy that Russia is our friend. They want to provide a vaccine, so we are accepting it,” Duterte said in a late-night public address. The Philippines leader offered his

via menafn08/08/2020

Afghanistan- Coronavirus causes 60pc reduction in Afghan exports - menafn.com

AT News

KABUL: The deadly Corona virus has affected import-export in Afghanistan, with the traders saying that their exports had decreased by 60 per cent, while the government failed to meet their problems.

The chamber of commerce called it a matter of concern, saying that the Afghan trader with the neighboring countries faced serious problems

via wionews08/08/2020

Pompeo speaks with Pak foreign minister on Afghanistan and regional stability - WION

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi over phone and the two leaders discussed the Afghan peace process and regional stability, his spokesperson said on Friday. "Secretary Pompeo and Minister Qureshi discussed a range of issues, including the importance of US-Pakistan cooperation on the Afghan peace process and the importance of efforts to support regional stability," said Cale Brown, State Department's Principal Deputy Spokesperson.

via arabnews08/07/2020

India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as health volunteers strike - Arab News

NEW DELHI: As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. Even as India has maintained comparatively low mortality rates, the disease trajectory varies widely across


via menafn08/11/2020

Afghan Exports Through Air Corridors Up By 29% - MENAFN.COM

According to a statement from the Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce, Afghan exports through the air corridors have increased by 29% over the first seven months of the current fiscal year.

The statement adds that the value of the country's exports in the first seven months of this year has gone up by 17% compared to the same period last year.

via arabnews08/11/2020

Philippines records 2987 more coronavirus infections, 19 deaths - Arab News

MANILA: The Philippines on Tuesday reported 2,987 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally of confirmed cases to 139,538, the highest in Southeast Asia. A health ministry bulletin also reported 19 more fatalities, bringing the country's death toll to 2,312. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said an intensified contact tracing to isolate positive cases was necessary to

via marker.medium08/11/2020

Covid-19 Has Now Cost Us Nearly as Much as WWII - Marker - Marker

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via menafn08/10/2020

Afghanistan records 56 new coronavirus within 24 hours - MENAFN.COM

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KABUL: With 56 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, Afghanistan now officially has 37,162 coronavirus across the country. The Ministry of Public Health on Monday said that out of 332 suspected samples, 56 were reported positive.

Seven patients lost their lives battling the virus and 181 others recovered during this period, the mini

via menafn08/08/2020

Afghanistan- Coronavirus causes 60pc reduction in Afghan exports - MENAFN.COM

AT News

KABUL: The deadly Corona virus has affected import-export in Afghanistan, with the traders saying that their exports had decreased by 60 per cent, while the government failed to meet their problems.

The chamber of commerce called it a matter of concern, saying that the Afghan trader with the neighboring countries faced serious problems

via devdiscourse08/07/2020

Pompeo speaks with Pak foreign minister on Afghanistan and regional stability - Devdiscourse

The two leaders spoke over phone on Thursday and reiterated the strength of the India-US relationship to advance peace, prosperity and security in the Indo-Pacific region and around the globe, Brown said on Thursday. During the phone call, Jaishankar and Pompeo discussed the ongoing bilateral and multilateral cooperation on the issues of international concern, including efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, support the peace process in Afghanistan, and address the recent destabilising actions in the region, Brown said in a readout of the telephonic conversation.