The Afghan authorities confirmed the first death from coronavirus and reported new six positive cases in three provinces in the past 24 hours.

According to the officials, the Ministry of Public Health has recorded 3 new positive cases in Herat, 2 positive cases in Farah and one new positive case in Ghor province.

This comes as the authorities reported the first death from coronavirus in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan on Sunday.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday confirmed that two foreign diplomats have contracted coronavirus as ten new cases of the disease have surfaced in the country.

Ferozuddin Feroz, the Minister of Public Health told reporters in Kabul that the two diplomats serving in two different embassies have contracted the disease outside the country.

Feroz did not elaborate further in this regard and did not say to which countries the two diplomats belong to.

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