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Afghans Return to Games, Parks, Weddings Despite Virus Fears
September 03, 2020

Afghans Return to Games, Parks, Weddings Despite Virus Fears

By Associated Press
Desperate for relief from endless war combined with the pandemic, Afghans are rushing back to public recreation as the government eases the lockdown.

Herd Immunity Can’t Save Afghanistan From COVID -19
July 29, 2020

Herd Immunity Can’t Save Afghanistan From COVID -19

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The long-struggling Afghanistan might go through a new surge of COVID-19 cases that could trigger a full-scale crisis -- unlike the first wave.
Long-Shut Factory Helps COVID-Struck Afghans Breathe Free
July 02, 2020

Long-Shut Factory Helps COVID-Struck Afghans Breathe Free

By Associated Press
Najibullah Seddiqi reopened his closed oxygen factory and now refills 200 to 300 small cylinders a day free for COVID-19 patients.

Afghan Media Struggle to Survive the Pandemic
July 02, 2020

Afghan Media Struggle to Survive the Pandemic

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Fewer ads, COVID-19 restrictions, and falling revenue have media outlets in Afghanistan “on the edge of collapse.”

Afghan Lives Through the Lens of COVID-19
June 08, 2020

Afghan Lives Through the Lens of COVID-19

By FES/ Mohammad Aref Karim and Mariam Alimi
Illuminating the deep socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on Afghan lives.

Lack of Virus Tests Pushes Afghanistan Toward Crisis
June 03, 2020

Lack of Virus Tests Pushes Afghanistan Toward Crisis

By Associated Press
With a capacity to test only 2,000 people per day, Afghan health authorities are receiving between 10,000 and 20,000 samples each day.

With Test Results Lost, an Afghan Family Fell to Virus
May 27, 2020

With Test Results Lost, an Afghan Family Fell to Virus

By Associated Press
A broken-down health system, slow government response and public attitudes have left Afghanistan deeply vulnerable to the global pandemic. 
A Ceasefire for Eid, Peace, and Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan 
May 22, 2020

A Ceasefire for Eid, Peace, and Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan 

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Violence has continued in Afghanistan throughout the holy month of Ramadan. 

COVID-19 in Afghanistan: Going Beyond a Ceasefire
May 18, 2020

COVID-19 in Afghanistan: Going Beyond a Ceasefire

By Ben Francis
A ceasefire is necessary to give all Afghans the best possible chance of defeating their common enemy: COVID-19. But there are limitations.

The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 
May 08, 2020

The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 

By Shoaib A. Rahim
Pakistan plays a big role in dictating the fortunes of the Afghan economy.

In Random Test of 500 in Afghan Capital, One-Third Had Virus
May 04, 2020

In Random Test of 500 in Afghan Capital, One-Third Had Virus

By Associated Press
Afghanistan’s health care system, devastated by four decades of war, is woefully unprepared for a major outbreak.
Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus
April 30, 2020

Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Despite a peace deal and the devastating spread of COVID-19, the Afghan war sill rages on.

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