Coronavirus outbreak: Afghanistan confirms first positive case in Herat; health minister announces state of emergency in province

Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat

Reuters February 24, 2020 14:13:46 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: Afghanistan confirms first positive case in Herat; health minister announces state of emergency in province
  • Afghanistan's minister of public health said on Monday the country had identified its first case of coronavirus

  • Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat

  • He announced a state of emergency in the province, which borders Iran

Kabul: Afghanistan’s minister of public health said on Monday the country had identified its first case of coronavirus.

Coronavirus outbreak Afghanistan confirms first positive case in Herat health minister announces state of emergency in province

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Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat.

He announced a state of emergency in the province, which borders Iran where dozens of cases of the disease have been confirmed and eight people have died.

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