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Afghanistan confirms first coronavirus case in country: Minister
A man walks under Afghanistan's national flag in the early morning in Kabul, Afghanistan September 2, 2019. (File photo Reuters)

Afghanistan’s minister of public health said on Monday the country had identified its first case of coronavirus.

Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat.

He announced a state of emergency in the province, which borders Iran where dozens of cases of the disease have been confirmed and eight people have died.

source: Reuters