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400 die from Covid-19 in Samangan: Official

400 die from Covid-19 in Samangan: Official

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Jul 08, 2020 - 19:15

AIBAK (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) has officially announced 12 deaths from coronavirus in northern Samangan province, but the provincial deputy governor claim put the toll at 400.

Sifatullah Samangani, the deputy governor, told a press conference here that their evaluation showed around 60 to 70 percent of the province residents had contracted the virus.

He said according information they collected at least 400 individuals had lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic in Samangan so far.

But the MoPH has officially announced only 12 deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic so far.

The deputy governor thanked media outlets for creating awareness regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

He called on the Afghan people to follow the instructions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Dr. Abdul Khalil Mustaq, Public Health Director, told the gathering that 327 people had been infected with the virus in the province and 296 of them recovered while 12 died from the pandemic in the province so far.

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