The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has so far killed two soldiers of the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces.

Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, confirmed the deaths of the two police soldiers during a press conference in Kabul.

He also added that two other police officers who had contracted the disease, have recovered.

This comes as the Ministry of Public Health announced Friday that the total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 2,335 across the country.

Waheedullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, told reporters in Kabul on Friday that authorities recorded 50 new positive cases in the past 24 hours.

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