KABUL, Afghanistan 

Afghanistan on Sunday confirmed five additional cases of the novel coronavirus, all linked to neighboring Iran, taking the total to 16, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

Four new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the Herat province — sharing main border crossing with Iran — and another one in the Daikundi province, Health Ministry spokesman Waheedullah Mayar told Anadolu Agency.

Out of 206 suspected cases tested in the central laboratories of the ministry, 16 of them were positive, while the remaining 190 negative, he said.

Also on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry announced the cancellation of all

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