With three new cases of coronavirus recorded in the northern Kapisa, Balkh, and Samangan provinces, the total cases of coronavirus, tested positive, jumped to 10 in Afghanistan.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, Wahidullah
Mayar, said that of 181 suspect cases undergone medical tests, 171 suspect
patients have tested negative for corona virus in different provinces of the
According to him, there are 52 suspect cases in the country
and the results will come out later.
The first positive case of coronavirus was officially
confirmed on February 24 in the western Herat province, an adjacent border
province to Iran—the third hard-hit country which is home to nearly three
million Afghan refugees.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic disease in Iran,
thousands of refugees have returned to Afghanistan voluntarily or forcefully
which couple the chances of its spread in the country.
In a trip to Herat, Minister of Refugees and Repatriations,
Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, paid a visit to Islam Qala border-pass on March 11,
the busiest border pass between the two countries, to oversight the process of
checking up health condition of the returnees.