Afghanistan bans travel to and from Iran over virus fears: statement

Kabul (AFP) – Afghanistan on Sunday suspended air and ground travel to neighbouring Iran, where millions of Afghan refugees live, as fears across the region grow over a jump in new coronavirus infections.

“To prevent the spread of the novel #coronavirus and protect the public, Afghanistan suspends all passenger movement (air and ground) to and from Iran,” the office of the National Security Council of Afghanistan said in a statement on Twitter. 

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