A health worker wearing protective gear checks a passenger’s temperature at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier this month. Photo: AFP A health worker wearing protective gear checks a passenger’s temperature at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier this month. Photo: AFP
A health worker wearing protective gear checks a passenger’s temperature at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier this month. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus comedy: do bad-taste jokes disguise Afghanistan’s outbreak anxiety?

  • Online shows of solidarity with Chinese doctors are at odds with some of the racist comments doing the rounds on social media and TV
  • The country has yet to register a single confirmed case of the virus, however – and would likely struggle to contain its spread if it did

Topic |   Afghanistan
A health worker wearing protective gear checks a passenger’s temperature at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier this month. Photo: AFP A health worker wearing protective gear checks a passenger’s temperature at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier this month. Photo: AFP
A health worker wearing protective gear checks a passenger’s temperature at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier this month. Photo: AFP
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