17 Loya Jirga members test positive for Covid-19

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 17 members of the Consultative Loya Jirgainfo-icon have contracted the coronavirus and the number may increase, the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon warned on Saturday.

Noorullah Tarakai, deputy spokesman for MoPH, told Pajhwok Afghan News of the more than 3,000 participants of the grand assembly, 17 were diagnosed with the virus.

He feared the number of positive cases among the participants of the ongoing Loya Jirga on the issue of Talibaninfo-icon prisoners might soar.

MoPH says since its outbreak, the pandemic in Afghanistaninfo-icon has resulted in 37,015 positive cases, 25,903 recoveries and 1,307 deaths.

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