Many individuals from staff working at Afghanistan’s presidential royal residence have tried positive for Coronavirus, as indicated by media reports.
Twenty cases were at first detailed, however on Sunday the New York Times said the number had ascended to 40.
The Afghan government has not remarked and there is no recommendation that President Ashraf Ghani himself has been contaminated.
“Twenty-odd people are infected with COVID-19 in the presidential palace. However, it is [being] kept under wraps to ensure no panic is caused,” one government official told AFP on Saturday.
A Twitter post by the presidential royal residence on Thursday demonstrated Mr Ghani chairing a cabinet meeting by video link, though a shared photographs of the president meeting Iranian authorities face to face.
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Afghan government figures from Saturday demonstrated 933 affirmed instances of Coronavirus in Afghanistan overall, with 33 deaths.
There are additionally fears that the infection could have spread after in excess of 150,000 Afghans came back from infection stricken Iran during March, while a huge number of others came back from Pakistan.