Prominent Afghan journalist dies of COVID-19

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KABUL, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A prominent Afghan journalist died of COVID-19 on Sunday, an independent media safety group protecting reporters' rights, said on Monday.

"Dad Mohammad Onaby, editor-in-chief of (state-run) Islah Daily, passed away of COVID-19 and buried on Sunday," Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said in a statement.

His death has brought to seven the number of media workers and reporters to die as a result of COVID-19 disease, according to the statement.

As many as 1,010 people have died of COVID-19 out of more than 34,400 positive cases registered so far in Afghanistan since the outbreak of the pandemic in February. Enditem

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