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 .

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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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