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Nowruz celebrations scrapped over Covid-19 fears

Nowruz celebrations scrapped over Covid-19 fears

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Mar 14, 2020 - 13:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Events marking the celebration of Nawruz (New Year) have been cancelled over Covid-19 fears, a presidential aide announced on Saturday.

Waheed Omer, President Ashraf Ghani’s advisor on public and strategic affairs, tweeted that Nowruzinfo-icon celebrations, including in Mazar-i-Sharif and Kabul, had been cancelled.

Omer advised all citizens to avoid attending unnecessary gatherings, including Nowruz celebrations, as a precautionary measure.

Earlier in the day, officials announced the suspension of all sportsinfo-icon events across the country, where 10 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed so far.

Kyrgyzstan also announced on Saturday scrapping cultural and sports events that were planned to be held in Bishkek over the next few days,

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