FM Qureshi transferred to Rawalpindi Military Hospital with Kovid-19
Islamabad – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was shifted to a military hospital in Rawalpindi on Saturday, a day after testing positive for coronovirus.
Local media reports state that he has been taken to the Joint Military Hospital (CMH).
On Friday, the minister opened up on Twitter about contacting the infection, saying he had isolated himself at home.
“I felt a mild fever this afternoon and immediately left myself at home. I have now tested positive for COVID-19, ”the foreign minister said in a Twitter post.
“By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic. I will continue to perform my duties from home. Please keep me in your prayers, ”Qureshi said.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Saturday wished the foreign minister to “recover quickly” from the disease, which has infected more than 200,000 people across Pakistan.
Please be safe. I wish you a quick recovery.
– Lijian Zhao Hao (@ zlj517) 4 July 2020
According to government data, the number of coronovirus cases in Pakistan increased to 227,205 as of Saturday night.
According to the National Command and Control Center, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 4,680, while at least 127,375 patients have fully recovered.
Punjab has the highest number of 1,844 deaths, while Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have 1,501 and 1,020 deaths respectively. There are 122 deaths recorded in Balochistan; Islamabad, 130 deaths; Gilgit Baltistan, 29; And Azad Kashmir, 34.
Two fatalities before COVID-19, as officially known, were reported on 18 March (Wednesday) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.