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10 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Afghanistan; Health Ministry Calls For Herat Lockdown

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says ten new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.
10 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Afghanistan; Health Ministry Calls For Herat Lockdown
The Minister of Health, Ferozuddin Firoz said that for the first time two cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kabul.
Mr. Firuz in a press conference said that the ten cases include three in Herat, two in Kabul, one in Kandahar, one in Balkh, one in Ghazni and two others in Zabul.
The health minister cited that 220 suspected cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Kabul which two Members of the Lower House are among them.
Firuz stated that Herat province should go to a lockdown and urban buses should stop working in Kabul. He urged those who are more than 65 years of age should be quarantined at home.
He added that there is the possibility that the number of cases increase in the upcoming weeks.


 
Sunday 22 March 2020 12:52
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