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New Positive Coronavirus Case Surfaces in Kabul

New Positive Coronavirus Case Surfaces in Kabul

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday said a new positive coronavirus case has been detected in capital Kabul, taking the nation’s tall to 79 in Afghanistan.
Wahidullah Mayar, MoPH spokesman, told a press conference here that at least 33 positive cases of the virus were registered in the country during the past 24 hours.
According to Mayar, the number of positive cases in Afghanistan has reached 79 --54 in Herat and seven in Kabul.
He said the new infected individual was working in a foreign embassy in Kabul. The movement of people would be banned in capital cities of a number of provinces, including Herat, Farah and Nimroz provinces.
Mayar informed that another suspected case had been registered in parliament.
The World Bank says at least 26.8 million people will be infected with the virus and 600,000 others will lost lives if necessary measures are not taken in the upcoming nine months.
According to international media reports, at least 422,000 people have been infected and around 19,000 others killed by the pandemic.
About 110,000 patients have recovered and returned to normal life. At least 3,200 people have died in China, nearly 7,000 in Italy and 800 in the US. (Pajhwok)