The U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday ordered employees to stay away from leaving their quarters to cope with a surge of Covid-19 conditions that has crammed intense care units and led to multiple evacuations and the death of at least one employees member.
An interior administration notice reviewed by The Wall Road Journal explained a chaotic condition at the embassy. Some 114 coronavirus conditions have been confirmed among employees, it reported.
The immediate unfold of the health issues has stretched clinical amenities, according to the notice, forcing health units to build temporary wards to deal with an inflow of individuals. The intense care device at the U.S. navy medical center that supports the embassy is at total capability and many employees users have been evacuated.
“We should split the chain of transmission to safeguard one one more and be certain the Mission’s skill to carry out the nation’s small business,” reported the notice, which was approved by U.S. Ambassador Ross Wilson.
The notice encouraged employees to report violations of the orders and warned that those failing to comply risked currently being sent household on the upcoming accessible flight.
The orders have confined all employees to their quarters, other than to get food stuff or to work out or unwind outside by yourself. Meal-sharing with many others, together with among vaccinated employees, is prohibited.
It reported exceptions would be created only for mission-essential and time-sensitive responsibilities, approved by supervisors in crafting.
The U.S. Embassy, located close to Kabul airport in the heavily fortified diplomatic space of the Afghan cash, is a sprawling elaborate where by most employees stay and work. Thanks to deteriorating protection circumstances, employees rarely leave the embassy, and even excursions to the airport are carried out by helicopter.
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