Despite the lack of economic resources, the government is intensifying actions to establish isolation centers with some 10,000 beds throughout the country.
To stop the spread of the pandemic, the authorities also extended the closure of Kabul until May 9. Due to the lack of medical supplies, COVID-19 testing was suspended in Balkh, a province that ranks third in the number of confirmed cases and first in the number of deaths.
Meanwhile, Faryab governor Naqibullah Fayiq acknowledged that some patients, who have been waiting for the results of their tests for 10 days, have not yet been admitted to hospitals.
Citizens denounced that the coronavirus and political instability are affecting people vulnerable, most of whom can barely find food amidst isolation measures.