At least 20 employees at Afghanistan’s presidential palace have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a senior government official who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to comment on the subject.
It wasn’t clear whether President Ashraf Ghani had been in contact with any of the employees at the palace in Kabul or whether he had been tested himself.
The presidential palace has refused to comment on the development. Ghani has reportedly been self-isolating, although he still meets daily with some senior officials.
At 70 and a cancer survivor, Ghani is considered in the higher risk category.