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Afghanistan stops COVID-19 vaccination

Christian Fernsby |
Due to the lack of coronavirus vaccines, the Afghan government on Tuesday stopped the administration of the jabs until new shipments arrive amid surging COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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As per the country’s Health Ministry, vaccination would resume “soon”. "Extended gap between the first and second doses does not eliminate the immunity”, it said in a bid to quell mounting concerns.

A shipment of at least 700,000 doses of vaccine donated to Afghanistan by China would reach Kabul on Thursday, said Afghanistan’s ambassador to Beijing, Javed Qaim, in a social media post.

Meanwhile, the closure of all academic institutions in Afghanistan got extended for two more weeks as new infections and corresponding deaths continue to surge.

All public officials of the vulnerable age and health conditions across Afghanistan were asked to take two-week off this week.

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