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Medical teams monitoring coronavirus at Kabul airport

Medical teams monitoring coronavirus at Kabul airport

Jan 29, 2020 - 18:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Wednesday announced putting in place elaborate measures for control and monitoring of coronavirus in coordination with the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon.

Known as “2019-nCoV”, the newly identified coronavirus has created alarm because it is spreading quickly and there are still important unknowns surrounding it, such as its lethality and whether it is infectious before symptoms show.

It emerged late last year in Wuhan, a major transportation hub and capital of central Hubei province with a population of 11 million people. China has since moved to lock down most of Hubei, with a population around the same as Italy.

The deadly virus has killed over 140 people and infected up to 5,000 in China.

In a statement, the ACAA said medical teams had been tasked in Kabul airport terminal to carry out medical tests of individuals entering Afghanistan from China.

“The teams have the task to carry out medical tests of arriving passengers especially from China,” the statement said.

The Public Health Ministry has provided medial facilities at the airport so that the medical teams could examine arriving passengers at the airport.

The Worldinfo-icon Health Organization (WHO) has said that no case of coronavirus has surfaced in Afghanistan.

According to the WHO statement a committee has been formed in Afghanistan in coordination with the health ministry and other partners to make all necessary preparations to control the virus in line with provided guideline.



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