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  • Coronavirus and Iran: Hospitals refusing to treat Afghans living in the country

    Source: Source: https://www.middleeasteye.net/corona...ees-vulnerable


    Coronavirus and Iran: Hospitals refusing to treat Afghans living in the country
    Fearful of Covid-19 and unable to access healthcare, tens of thousands Afghans are fleeing Iran. But is Afghanistan better poised to help?
    By Ali M Latifi, Roya Heydari
    in Kabul
    Published date: 20 March 2020 09:55 UTC | Last update: 30 min 32 sec ago


    For nearly a month, whenever Rafih called his family in Tehran, he noticed that each member sounded sick.

    But the worst was his 60-year-old grandmother. “She was always coughing and coughing over the phone,” the 26-year-old waiter at a hip Kabul café said.

    For weeks, starting in mid-February, the family, who had fled to Iran during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, went from hospital to hospital, seeking a diagnosis for their ailing grandmother...
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