Islamabad, July 6
Pakistan’s well being minister Dr Zafar Mirza stated on Monday that he was examined constructive for the novel coronavirus, changing into the newest senior minister within the nation to be hit by the lethal virus.
Mirza, the particular assistant to the prime minister on well being providers, stated that he was experiencing “mild symptoms” and was taking all precautions.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19. Under med advice I have isolated myself at home & taking all precautions. I have mild symptoms. Please keep me in your kind prayers,” tweeted Mirza, who has been on the forefront of the federal government’s response to the pandemic.
On Friday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that he has examined constructive for the coronavirus illness and quarantined himself.
Qureshi is the Vice President of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and regarded as quantity two within the authorities after Prime Minister Imran Khan Several Pakistani lawmakers contracted the lethal virus and a few of them have additionally died.
Prominent political leaders who’ve contracted the virus to date embody National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, PPP chief Saeed Ghani and Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, all of whom have recovered.
Former Balochistan governor Syed Fazal Agha, PTI Punjab lawmaker Shaheen Raza, Sindh Minister for Human Settlements Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, lawmaker Munir Khan Orakzai and PTI’s Mian Jamshedud Din Kakakhel are amongst politicians who died after contracting the virus.
Pakistan’s coronavirus tally has crossed the 231,000-mark with greater than 4,762 deaths. —PTI