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President Ghani Holds VTC with North-Eastern Zone Provincial Governors on Curbing Covid-19

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Wednesday April 8, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Ashraf Ghani held a virtual meeting with governors of Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan and Takhar to discuss their overall measures on slowing down the spread of covid-19 in their provinces.
According to BNA report, the governors articulated their efforts on fighting the spread of coronavirus in terms of forming public awareness committees, disinfecting cities, building coordination with civil society, establishing isolation centers, and working groups to prevent hoarding and price gouging.
They shared their challenges namely lack of testing centers and medical equipment.
First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh articulated the general and technical aspect of the government’s covid-19 policy and said the government has taken to initiative to lead and manage the quest to curb the pandemic spread.
He asked the governors to mobilize the people in the relevant provinces to prevent the virus spread and to provide a realistic estimation of the natural disaster losses of the last decade to contribute to adopting precautionary and preventive measures.
The first vice president also talked over the government’s five-phase technical perspective on fighting the contagion as well as the president’s instruction on domestic products and austerity aspects of the economy.
President Ashraf Ghani ordered that 100 million Afghanis should be allocated and transferred to each Kunduz, Baghlan and Takhar provinces and 150 million Afs. to Badakhshan to enable their pertinent bodies to contain the disease.
The president said fighting the spread of corona is a historical test for the Afghan government and nation and we must overcome the challenge by adopting necessary and comprehensive measures.

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