KABUL, Afghanistan 

Afghanistan on Saturday turned the iconic 19th-century Darul Aman palace in Kabul into an isolation facility with 200 beds for coronavirus patients.

According to Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz, the center will be set up to treat bedridden patients with coronavirus symptoms.

“The government has begun efforts to establish isolation centers with a 10,000-bed capacity for COVID-19 patients across the capital Kabul and aims to set up 100,000 beds in the country,” he said.

According to him, the center will not be equipped as a hospital, but as a “sanatorium” where health workers would serve coronavirus patients in isolation.

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