Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tests positive for coronovirus

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, local media reported.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader has left himself at his home. He said in a tweet, “This afternoon I felt a mild fever and immediately calmed myself at home. I have now tested positive for Kovid 19.”

“By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic. I will continue to fulfill my duties from home. Please keep me in your prayers.”

According to government data, the number of coronovirus cases in Pakistan increased to 221,892 as of Friday morning.

The death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 4,551 according to the National Center for Command and Control, while at least 113,623 patients have fully recovered.

Punjab has the highest number of deaths at 1,784, while Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 1,437 and 973 respectively. There are 121 deaths recorded in Balochistan; Islamabad, 129 deaths; Gilgit Baltistan, 28; And Azad Kashmir, 32.

Two fatalities prior to COVID-19, as officially known, were reported on 18 March (Wednesday) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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