Coronavirus Pandemic: First Afghan doctor dies of COVID-19

The first Afghan doctor has died of coronavirus in one of the private hospitals of capital Kabul on Monday, the ministry of public health confirmed via a statement. 

Wahidullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, confirmed the death of Dr. Hanifullah Hanif in one of the private hospitals in Kabul.

Without disclosing further information, Mayar said the public health authorities have collected samples from the remaining 20 doctors and healthcare specialists in the hospital.

This comes as the positive cases of COVID-19 hit 367 on Monday after the addition of 18 new confirmed cases in five provinces of the country with the majority of the cases recorded in Herat province where the outbreak surfaced for the first time.

Coronavirus has killed 9 people across Afghanistan so far with the last victim, an 80-year-old man, who died in North-eastern Takhar province.

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