Shaukat Tarin, the Finance Minister, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, becoming the second member of parliament to contract the infection in a single day.
After testing positive for the infection, the finance minister, according to sources familiar with the situation, has quarantined himself, they say.
In addition, it has been revealed that the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has been postponed after Shaukat Tarin, who was scheduled to preside over the meeting, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Shehbaz Sharif, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, has tested positive for the coronavirus for the second time in as many days, according to PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb earlier in the day.
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It was claimed by her that the PML-N president was isolating himself at his home.
According to Ms. Aurangzeb, doctors have advised Shehbaz to take complete rest, and she is urging everyone, including party workers and leaders, to pray for his speedy recuperation.
In Pakistan, new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of new cases to over 5,000 in the country.
NCOC Report on Covid-19 Cases:
It was reported by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) that an overall total of 57,669 samples were tested, with 5 427 of them proving to be positive, representing a positivity rate of 9.48 percent, an increase from the previous day’s rate of 9.45 percent.
As a result of the emergence of new cases, the total number of cases in the country has increased to 1,333,521 cases.
After eight more patients died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, there have been 29,037 deaths from this virus since it was first discovered. The number of critically ill patients has increased to 908 people.
As of today, Pakistan has conducted 24,297,430 diagnostic tests to determine the presence of the deadly virus, and 1,265,239 people have regained their health, with 628 of those occurring in the last 24 hours.