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Ghor officials report suspected coronavirus case

Ghor officials report suspected coronavirus case

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Feb 25, 2020 - 16:24

FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Public healthinfo-icon officials in western Ghorinfo-icon province on Tuesday reported a suspected coronavirus case and if confirmed, it would be the second such patient in the country.

This comes as many people died of the virus in Iran and one positive case was recently detected in western Herat province neighboring Iran.

Jumma Gul Yaqobi, Ghor public health director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a resident of Gahar village of Chaharsda district of the province had recently traveled to Iran’s Qum city and he was diagnosed with fever and cough.

He said the person was currently in the special ward of Ghor Civil Hospital. The blood sample of the patient would be sent to capital Kabulinfo-icon for correct diagnosis, he added.

Ghulam Naser Khazay, the governor of Ghor province, said that they would take special measures against the spread of the virus.

According to recent figures, 2,345 people have died of coronavirus in China where more than 76,000 of people have been infected.

Besides China, suspected cases have also surfaced in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Germany, Russia, France and the US.

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