Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive

The Afghan officials in western Herat province have reported three suspected cases of Coronavirus in this province as the authorities have isolated dozens more who recently arrived from Iran.

Ahmad Amir Nezhad, a provincial public health official has confirmed to BBC that three individuals having signs of Coronavirus had traveled to Iran.

He said the authorities have collected samples from the three patients which they have sent to Kabul for further examinations.

Furthermore, Amir Nezhad said the authorities have isolated 36 people who recently arrived to Herat from Qom of Iran. However, he said the isolated individuals do not have sign of Coronavirus.

The Ministry of Public Health meanwhile says the Public Health Minister Dr. Ferozuddin spoke with the directors of the public health of Herat, Farah, Nimroz and Kandahar to assess the strict precautions in a bid to prevent outbreak of Coronavirus.

The Iran officials confirmed on Wednesday that two people died of Coronavirus in Qom Hospital. The two people died after preliminary tests came back as positive for the new Coronavirus.

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