The WHO is quite concerned about the COVID-19 vaccinations in Afghanistan. With everything happening in the war-torn country, the virus has a better chance to propagate. After the Taliban took over the country, the situation is quite unpredictable there. Moreover, COVID-19 is spreading even faster than before now.
Global Health Body Concerned About COVID-19 Vaccinations in Afghanistan
The World Health Organization expressed its concern over the COVID-19 vaccinations in Afghanistan. However, the vaccination pace in the country has slowed down after the Taliban took over it. The situation in Afghanistan is extremely pathetic right now. As the Islamic militant group captured the country’s capital, Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani flees the country. The Taliban have also banned the COVID-19 vaccines in several parts of the country. Henceforth, the WHO has called the situation worrisome and is quite concerned about it.
People Try to Escape Afghanistan Amid Such Situations
After the Taliban took Afghanistan under their control, several people rushed to the country’s airport to escape. However, videos and footages show thousands of people at the Kabul airport trying to get out of Afghanistan. The videos were quite disturbing and depicted the pathetic situation of the war-torn country. Visualizing the scenario, a WHO spokesperson told the United Nations that the gathering at the airport slowed the delivery of medical supplies. Besides that, no one was seen wearing masks at the airport. This might lead to a severe outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan. Moreover, the COVID-19 vaccinations have also slowed down in the country.
Taliban Bans COVID-19 Vaccinations in Several Parts of the Country
Amid these situations, one more piece of news came that the Taliban has banned COVID-19 vaccines in several parts of Afghanistan. They have banned the COVID-19 vaccinations in the country’s east region, Paktia.
Moreover, they have put hoardings and banners outside the Paktia Regional Hospital announcing the ban. The WHO spokesperson said that they are quite worried about whatever is going on in Afghanistan. Although the COVID-19 record of Afghanistan is not that good, still people are liberal about it. The country has recorded 152,142 COVID-19 cases and 7,025 related deaths between January 3 and August 16.