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In Afghanistan, the American commander is stopping most U.S. and allied troops from entering and leaving the country for the next month, American and European officials said. The planning reflects growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus there in recent days. The Taliban, which control large parts of the country, have started requiring Afghans traveling from Iran to prove that they have been screened before being allowed to return to their homes.
The Afghan Health Ministry has reported 22 cases of coronavirus, but officials worry there may be many more infections because so few people have been tested.
Reporting was contributed by Michael Cooper, Tracey Tully, Sarah Mervosh, Caitlin Dickerson, Annie Correal, Denise Grady, Knvul Sheikh, Miriam Jordan, Steven Erlanger, Katie Rogers, Ana Swanson, Emily Cochrane, Elisabetta Povoledo, Maria Abi-Habib, Zia ur-Rehman, Marc Santora, Megan Specia, Neal Boudette, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Heather Murphy, Damien Cave, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Ben Casselman, Sapna Maheshwari, David Yaffe-Bellany, Mark Landler, Stephen Castle, Ian Austen, Sarah Kliff, Adam Satariano, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Nicholas Kulish, Nicholas Fandos, Katie Rogers, Lara Jakes, Catie Edmondson, Julian E. Barnes, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Michael D. Shear, Mikayla Bouchard, Farnaz Fassihi, Jenny Gross, Matt Apuzzo, Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Declan Walsh, Isabel Kershner, Raphael Minder, Patricia Mazzei, Aurelien Breeden, Amie Tsang, Alex Marshall, Anton Troianovski and Karen Zraick.