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Fears grow of coronavirus pandemic amid refugee deportation by Iran

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KABUL: The Minister of Public Health, Ferozuddin Feroz on Saturday said that refugee deportations from Iran have increased the risk of coronavirus outbreak in the country.

In his trip to western Nimroz province, Minister Feroz called on the provincial local officials to cooperate with the provincial health officials to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus.

To avoid the spread of coronavirus, Feroz said the ministry has prioritized the precaution process and appointed special medical teams. “The medical teams have been appointed in borders and airports; they are trying to diagnose the individuals who suffering from coronavirus.”

About 40 suspicious cases of coronavirus have so far been registered in Afghanistan, health officials said, adding that only one of the cases was tested positive.

The concerns about the contagious virus has raison after the Iranian media outlets reported that tens of people have been suffering from the virus there. The health officials said that the individual, who was suffering from the virus, had arrived from Qom city of Iran.

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