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Afghan health minister contracted COVID-19

Afghan Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz has contracted the COVID-19, as the war-ravaged country sees surge in cases of the virus, officials confirmed on Friday.

Waheedullah Mayar, spokesman for the health ministry, told Anadolu Agency that the minister had symptoms of the coronavirus for the past some days, and got his COVID-19 test result positive on Thursday.

He added: "The health minister's health is stable, and he is under isolation at his residence."

The number of coronavirus cases is surging with an upward trajectory, Health Ministry officials have warned. As per official figures, in the past 24 hours, 171 new cases of coronavirus were reported in different provinces, bringing the tally to 3,563.

While two people have died, eight recovered from the virus, raising the country's total death toll to 106, and the recoveries to 468 people.

(Source: Anadolu Agency)

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