Live: WHO briefs on health situation in Afghanistan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) holds a press conference over the current health situation in #Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul. Gathering of crowds and low vaccination rate have increased the possibility of the spread of COVID-19.

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