Wuhan, China, home to the quickly spreading coronavirus is also a major university town that hosts thousands of foreign students including many Afghan students. Getting them home is tricky but Afghanistan’s health minister says, an isolated 100-bed hospital has been setup for returning students.
In an effort to encourage Taliban militants to join the intra-Afghan peace talks, the Afghan government this week began releasing more than 800 Taliban prisoners. Officials say they have vetted the prisoners, and measures have been taken to ensure these prisoners would not pose a threat to the country's security or rejoin the Taliban. VOA's Haseeb Maudoodi reports.