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Afghan doctors protest over unpaid salaries amid coronavirus outbreak

May 19 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan More than 200 doctors and medical staff took part in protests in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday, saying they had not been paid for three months while risking their lives to treat coronavirus patients.

Exclusive: Afghan lawmakers say 45 migrants drowned after Iranian guards forced them into river

May 07 2020

KABUL/HERAT, Afghanistan Iranian border guards killed 45 Afghan migrant workers trying to cross into Iran this month by forcing them into a raging mountain torrent at gunpoint, according to two Afghan lawmakers investigating the deaths.

Afghanistan probes reports Iranian guards forced migrants into river

May 03 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan/KABUL Afghan officials were hunting on Sunday for Afghan migrants in a river bordering Iran after reports that Iranian border guards tortured dozens and threw them into the water to keep them out of Iran.

REFILE-Afghanistan probes report Iranian border guards forced migrants into river, many drowned

May 03 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan May 3 Afghan officials on Sunday launched a hunt to retrieve bodies of Afghan migrants from a river in a western province after reports that Iranian border guards tortured and threw Afghans into the river to prevent their entry into Iran.

Afghan men reject social distancing for religious gathering amid coronavirus

Apr 26 2020

KABUL Afghan authorities are struggling to implement lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a province bordering Iran where the outbreak is widening due to an influx of Afghan returnees and men refusing to adhere to social distancing.

Afghan men reject social distancing for religious gathering amid coronavirus

Apr 26 2020

KABUL, April 26 Afghan authorities are struggling to implement lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a province bordering Iran where the outbreak is widening due to an influx of Afghan returnees and men refusing to adhere to social distancing. Herat, the country's third largest city and a bustling province in eastern Afghanistan, has reported a high number of coronavirus cases.

Medics infected with coronavirus in western Afghanistan amid Iran exodus

Mar 31 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan Afghan authorities have quarantined 16 health workers, including six doctors, officials said on Tuesday, as Afghans fleeing hard-hit Iran have helped spread the coronavirus in the western border province of Herat.

Patients, at least one with coronavirus, break out of Afghan quarantine

Mar 16 2020

HERAT Dozens of Afghan patients held in isolation, including at least one confirmed to have the coronavirus, escaped from a quarantine facility in western Afghanistan on Monday after breaking windows and attacking hospital staff, officials said.

Patients, at least 1 with coronavirus, break out of Afghan quarantine

Mar 16 2020

HERAT Dozens of Afghan patients held in isolation, including at least one confirmed to have the coronavirus, escaped from a quarantine facility in western Afghanistan on Monday after breaking windows and attacking hospital staff, officials said.

Patients, at least 1 with coronavirus, break out of Afghan quarantine

Mar 16 2020

HERAT, March 16 Dozens of Afghan patients held in isolation, including at least one confirmed to have the coronavirus, escaped from a quarantine facility in western Afghanistan on Monday after breaking windows and attacking hospital staff, officials said.

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