COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan
|COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan|
Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by Province of Afghanistan as of 5 May 2020
Confirmed cases 0 Confirmed cases 1–9 Confirmed cases 10–19 Confirmed cases 20-49 Confirmed cases 50-99Confirmed cases ≥100
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||24 February 2020|
(4 months and 4 weeks)
Numbers[change | change source]
As of 14 May 2020, there have been 5,639 positive cases, with 691 recoveries and 136 deaths across all 34 provinces in the country. Kabul Province has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan at 1556, followed by Herat with 935 cases, and then Kandahar with 613 cases.
People returning from Iran[change | change source]
Response[change | change source]
On 18 March, the Ministry of Interior Affairs banned all large gatherings, including the closure of venues that attract large crowds such as entertainment places, sports grounds, swimming pools, fitness clubs and wedding halls.
References[change | change source]
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