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Faryab governor diagnosed with coronavirus

Faryab governor diagnosed with coronavirus

May 30, 2020 - 15:09

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Faryab Governor Naqibullah Faiq has tested positive for Covid-19, an official said on Saturday.

Dr. Nizamuddin Jalalali, public healthinfo-icon director for northern Balkh province, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Faiq underwent the coronavirus test a few days back.

The governor was diagnosed with the disease today, the director said. In a telephone contact, Faiq confirmed receiving the result and said it was positive.

The governor said he was in good condition and that he had quarantined himself at his house. He added he would control provincial affairs from his home.

Faryab Public Health Director Dr. Mohammad Naeem Musamam said public indifference had led to further spread of the virus.

At least two members of each family were suffering from the deadly disease and the situation was thus spinning out of control, he said.

Dr. Musamam added 112 positive Covid-19 cases had been registered in Faryab, where eight people had lost their lives to the virus while five others had recovered from it.

Meanwhile, a well-placed source revealed the governor frequently visited Covid-19 patients and spoke to them again and again. He also visited a family in Qutor village, where two womeninfo-icon died of the virus last week.



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