This document is intended for clinicians involved in the care of patients with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection in Afghanistan. This document is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management of these patients and to provide up-to-date guidance, taking the limited healthcare resources in Afghanistan into consideration.

This guideline is the result of cooperation between Medical Committee Afghanistan-Netherlands (MCAN) and Dutch-Afghan clinicians (see list of guideline development members) who are directly and indirectly involved in the care of COVID-19 patients.

MCAN and the guideline development members will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue an update if necessary. Clinicians who have questions and/or comments are welcome and encouraged to provide their feedback on this guideline by contacting MCAN by mail ( or FB (Medical Committee Afghanistan-Netherlands).