Afghanistan running out of oxygen as Covid surge worsens

Afghanistan’s is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of Covid-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where the increase in Covid cases in some areas is hovering around 65%, health ministry spokesman …

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US locks down embassy in Afghanistan amid Covid-19 surge

The US embassy in Afghanistan has ordered a near-complete lockdown because of a massive spike in coronavirus cases among employees. The embassy in Kabul on Thursday ordered remaining staffers into virtual isolation to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which has already killed at least one person, sent 114 into quarantine and forced several people to …

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Indian, Chinese workers among 11 killed in Nepal floods, 25 missing

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain across Nepal this week killed 11 people including one Indian and two Chinese workers at a development project, while 25 people were missing elsewhere, officials said on Friday. The bodies of the three workers were recovered near the town of Melamchi in Sindhupalchowk district, northeast of Kathmandu, …

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