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    Suspected COVID-19 Patients Registered In Herat - Afghan Health Ministry
    Sumaira FH 3 minutes ago Sun 23rd February 2020 | 05:30 PM

    KABUL (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd February, 2020) Three people who were recently quarantined in Afghanistan after arriving from Iran's Qom are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus, the Afghan Ministry of Health said Sunday.

    "Three people who had recently arrived from Iran's Qom City to Herat are suspected of having been infected with the coronavirus and have been transferred to Kabul," Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar told reporters...
    Last edited by kiwibird; February 24, 2020, 04:55 AM. Reason: Title

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    Afghanistan confirms first case of coronavirus from three suspected

    Abdul Qadir Sediqi
    2 MIN READ
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan on Monday identified the country’s first case of coronavirus as reported cases outside China jump.

    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, the highest death toll outside of China, where the disease originated.
    "The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


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      Afghanistan reports first coronavirus case

      Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry on Monday confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.


      "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta


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        Afghanistan Flash Update: Daily Brief: COVID-19, No. 8 (5 March 2020)
        Sources: OCHA WHO
        Published: 5 Mar 2020

        Key Messages:

        • People confirmed to have COVID-19: 1

        • People who are presumptive for COVID-19: 26

        • People who have tested negative for COVID-19: 80

        • Key concern: border crossing areas in the country’s west (Source Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan)...


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          ...A positive coronavirus case has been registered in the northern province of Samangan, officials at the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday.

          This is the first time that a coronavirus case was registered in north of Afghanistan.

          “In the past 24 hours, a positive coronavirus, or Covid-19 case, has been registered in Samangan province, and it brings the total positive cases to 5,” said Wahidullah Mayar, a spokesman for Ministry of Public Health, adding that “four of the other cases are registered in Herat province.”...


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            Coronavirus Count Mounts to 11 in Afghanistan After Fresh Case Reported In Herat
            World ANI| Mar 14, 2020 04:26 PM IST

            Kabul, March 14: A new case of coronavirus positive patient was reported in Herat province of north-western Afghanistan which mounted the total number of cases related to the viral infection to 11 on Saturday...


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              Health By TODAY - 2:48 PM
              16 Positive Coronavirus Cases in Afghanistan

              “All the cases that are positive in Afghanistan have come from Iran,” according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health.

              Five new positive coronavirus cases have been reported in Afghanistan--4 in Herat and 1 in Daikundi- said Wahidullah Mayar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, "the total positive cases in Afghanistan is now up to 16.”

              “In the past 12 hours, five positive coronavirus cases have been registered in Herat and Daikundi provinces, and it brings the total positive cases to 16,” said Mayar, adding that “10 are in Herat, three in Samangan, one in Balkh, one in Daikundi and one is in Kapisa province.”...


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                Afghanistan saw its tally rise to 21 with the majority of cases in the western province of Herat, which borders Iran and where thousands of Afghans cross back into their home country every day, some after being deported and others to escape a worsening Iranian economy.
                "The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


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                  22 cases according to WHO EMRO:


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                    COVID-19: Over 100,000 Afghans return from Iran
                    19th Mar 2020

                    KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): Since the outbreak of coronavirus in neighboring Iran, over 100,000 Afghans were deported or returned voluntarily to their war-ravaged country, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday.

                    In a fresh report, the International Organization of Migration noted that due to coronavirus transmission fears in Iran, spontaneous returns from Iran over the past week have reached new record weekly totals.

                    It said a total of 53,069 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran through the Milak (Nimroz) and Herat (Islam Qala) borders between March 8-14, representing a 171% increase...


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                      Afghanistan reports 2 imported COVID-19 cases
                      2020-03-20 13:47:51Xinhua Editor : Gu Liping

                      The Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry on Friday reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections.

                      "Within the last 24 hours, two new COVID-19 cases were reported in western Herat province, bordering Iran. The latest cases, both of which were imported cases from Iran, have brought to 26 the total number of the affected people by infection disease, including 15 in Herat," Wahid Mayar, spokesman of the ministry, said in a statement.

                      All the 26 infections were imported cases from overseas...


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                        WHO EMRO : 24 cases; 1 recovered:


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                          Afghanistan reports 10 new cases of people with Covid-19

                          Akhtar Mohammad Makoii

                          From my colleague Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Afghanistan.

                          Afghanistan has reported 10 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours raising the total cases to 34.

                          Two foreign diplomats are included. The health ministry said in a press conference in Kabul that the diplomats were infected by the coronavirus while abroad. They were not identified publicly.

                          He also asked authorities to quarantine the western city of Herat, which neighbours Iran and is the most affected city in the country. 18 of the 34 cases were found in Herat, and concerns are high, with thousands of Afghans crossing the border each day from Iran.
                          "The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


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                            Afghanistan: 10 new COVID-19 cases, 1st ever in Kabul
                            Among 10 new cases nationwide are 2 foreign diplomats based in capital Kabul
                            Shadi Khan Saif | 22.03.2020

                            KABUL, Afghanistan

                            Authorities in Afghanistan on Sunday reported 10 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including two in the capital Kabul for the first time, taking the total to 34.

                            Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz told a press conference that the 10 new cases nationwide – out of 97 tests – include two foreign diplomats based in Kabul, but declined to give more details.

                            Feroz demanded the government declare a complete lockdown in the frontline state of Herat bordering Iran, which has emerged as the epicenter behind the spread of virus in Afghanistan, with thousands of deportees entering on a daily basis...


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                              Afghanistan reports 2nd death from COVID-19
                              2020-03-25 15:11:48Xinhua Editor : Gu Liping

                              A woman affected by the COVID-19 was killed in Afghanistan's western Herat province, bringing the number of death from the disease to two, the country's Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said Wednesday.

                              In talks with Xinhua, Mayar confirmed that the second victim was a 45-year old woman from Herat province...
                              ...The Health Ministry has confirmed 74 positive cases of COVID-19 in the country...