President Afghanistan An investigation into the alleged corruption cases surrounding the Covid-19 fund has been ordered, and the number of confirmed virus deaths has increased by 12 to a total of 745. According to reports, the Taliban have carried out at least 44 attacks per day since February.
President Ashraf Ghani warned officials that they would deal with any fraud and negligence in the budget response to the outbreak and ordered an investigation.
Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said: “Presidential inspectors should assess the coronavirus response to all allegations and corruption allegations in budget expenditures and inform the public about the expenditure details.”
The Ministry of Health detected 279 new Covid-19 infections in 769 tests on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 31,517. Since the outbreak, the war-torn country has admitted that it lacks testing capabilities and has tested 72,318 suspicious patients. The quantity recovered was 14,036.
Ministry of Health spokesman Akmal Samsour said on Monday that the actual number of infections was higher than the Ministry of Health report because “only patients with severe symptoms can go to the medical center, so the actual number may be between 150,000 and 150 Between 10,000”.
After 65 positive tests from 95 provinces, the central province Ghor confirmed most new cases. Ghor recorded the second death from Covid-19 overnight. The capital, Kabul, was the hardest hit in the country, with 41 new cases and 3 deaths reported.
At the same time, the Taliban National Security Council said that since February, the Taliban has had at least 44 attacks per day. Council spokesman Javid Faisal said: “Since the reduction of violence week on February 22, the Taliban conducted an average of 44 attacks per day in Afghanistan, killing or injuring 24 civilians.” “The success of the Doha Agreement Peace in Afghanistan requires immediate reduction of violence and direct dialogue.”
When a mortar hit a bull market on Monday, at least 23 civilians were killed and dozens injured in Helmand province. Since the outbreak of the Helmand epidemic, 21 patients have been killed by Covid-19.
The warring parties accused each other of the weekly open-air bull market attack in the Sanjin area, where hundreds of villagers in the neighboring area gathered to buy and sell sheep and goats. Most of the area is under Taliban control.
On Sunday afternoon, at least six civilians (including women and children) in the province were hit by roadside mines and killed. This morning, when their vehicle was hit by a mine, two civilians were also killed. Save the Children condemned the death of children in Helmand province and demanded that the war against children be stopped.
In a statement, Milan Dinic, the national director of Save the Children of Afghanistan, said: “The past few months have been the most deadly incidents in recent months, and the number of attacks involving civilians has skyrocketed. The focus should be on the country During the Covid-19 epidemic and its devastating impact on millions of people, extreme violence hindered people’s access to support and children’s access to education and other services.”