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Give health workers access to Taliban-controlled areas

Graphic: Young child stares at mountain ranges, Afghanistan

The AIHRC has stressed the need for health workers to provide information to communities about the risk of COVID-19.

Afghanistan's Human Rights Commission has requested the Taliban to allow health workers into militant-controlled areas of the country in order to spread awareness amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

"The Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan has urged and requested the Taliban to allow health teams in areas under the control of the Taliban to inform public on the coronavirus prevention, raise awareness and provide health services to locals," the Commission said in a statement.

According to the health authorities, Afghanistan has so far confirmed 16 coronavirus cases in the country.

Date: 15 March 2020

Source: UrduPoint News


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