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12:00 AM, August 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 06, 2020

Third of Afghans estimated to have contracted virus

Nearly a third of Afghanistan's population -- or 10 million people -- has been infected with the coronavirus, according to health ministry estimates published yesterday. The figure comes from a survey based on antibody tests on around 9,500 people across the country, with technical support from the World Health Organization, health minister Ahmad Jawad Osmani said at a press briefing.  The survey estimated that 31.5 percent of the population had contracted the virus.

 

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