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Qatar to provide coronavirus vaccines for Afghan evacuees

COVID-19 tests and vaccines will be administered to Afghan evacuees who don't immediately depart for other flights, the Qatari Foreign Ministry has said.
Sgt. Jimmie Baker / US Army via Getty Images

Qatar will provide coronavirus vaccines to Afghan evacuees staying in temporary housing, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, as the window closes on the US-led evacuation effort from the Taliban-run country. 

The Gulf state has so far facilitated the evacuation of more than 40,000 people from Kabul, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Qatar is currently hosting “a large number of evacuees, most of them students, families and journalists,” the ministry said, adding that evacuation efforts will continue “in the coming days.” 

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