Speaker of Pakistan’s lower house is positive for the virus | Instant News


That Chairperson of the Pakistan National Assembly Thursday confirmed he had proven positive For corona virus.

“I’ve proven positive For corona virus and put myself in quarantine myself at home, ” Asad Qaiser tweeted when he asked the nation to pray for his recovery.

Qaiser’s sons and daughters were also tested positive for the virus, according to local media.

The lower house speaker had symptoms, including fever, for several days but was declared negative, Geo News said.

He met April 24 with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Khan tested negative April 22 for the virus after being tested the day after the head of the Edhi Foundation, Pakistan’s non-governmental aid agency, tested positive for COVID-19.

A week earlier, Faisal Edhi met Khan to donate 10 million Pakistani rupees ($ 61,162) to the government’s coronavirus aid in Islamabad.

The governor of Sindh province, Imran Ismail, was also tested positive for the April 27 virus.

Pakistan has reported 16,473 confirmed cases of the virus with 361 deaths while 4,105 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, according to health officials.

The current calculation compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University said more than 1 million patients recovered from the virus worldwide, but nearly 231,000 had died. In total, more than 3.2 million have contracted the disease.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in 187 countries and territories since the case appeared in China last December, with the US and Europe being the most affected regions in the world.



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