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Afghanistan confirms more than 2,000 coronavirus cases and extends detention in Mazar-e-Sharif

The Afghan government confirmed on Thursday that the country has exceeded 2,000 positive cases of coronavirus, and has announced an extension of detention in Mazar-e-Sharif (north) due to the high number of cases in the city.

Afghan Deputy Minister of Health Uahid Majró has indicated that 232 cases of coronavirus have been registered in the last 24 hours, for a total of 2,171, during which three people died and the death toll was 64.

The Directorate of Public Health also stressed that “in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of this province, there is concern over the upturn in cases in Balj for which detention has been extended by ten days.”

Afghanistan confirms more than 2,000 coronavirus cases and extends detention in Mazar-e-Sharif
Afghanistan confirms more than 2,000 coronavirus cases and extends detention in Mazar-e-Sharif

Official sources from the Afghan television broadcaster Tolo TV have indicated that the provincial authorities have handed over 50 million Afghans (some 600,000 euros), some of which will go to vulnerable families.

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