Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain record first coronavirus cases

Visitors' temperatures being taken at the Kabul International Airport. Afghanistan today announces its first Covid-19 case – a patient who recently travelled to Iran. – EPA pic, February 24, 2020.

AFGHANISTAN has detected its first novel coronavirus case, the country’s health minister said today, involving a patient who had recently travelled to Iran, where 12 people have died from the outbreak.

“I announce the first positive coronavirus (case) in Herat,” health minister Firozuddin Feroz told a press conference, calling on citizens to avoid travel to the western province that borders Iran.

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