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After Saeed Ghani, KP MPA tests positive for Coronavirus

MPA Afridi belongs to Nayabut Manga area where the first death of coronavirus was reported in the province.

A lawmaker from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has been tested positive for coronavirus, media reported on Friday.

According to details, K-P Assembly member Abdul Salam Afridi was diagnosed with coronavirus after a test. He has been put in quarantine at his home. Abdul Salam Afridi belong to Nayabut Manga area where the first death of coronavirus was reported in the province.

So far, 1,235 people have been infected with the deadly virus across the country. At least 21 people have recovered from the virus while nine patients died of the outbreak.

The total number of cases in Sindh has increased to 421, Punjab 419, Balochistan 131, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 147, Islamabad 27 and Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan 93.

Earlier, Punjab reported 11 more Covid-19 cases, according to provincial health department spokesperson Qaiser Asif.

Asif said that all the patients were being kept in isolation wards, and urged the people to follow precautionary measures to curb the spread of the disease.

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Meanwhile, lockdown across the country continues as shopping malls, markets, inter-provincial transport, trains and flight operations remain suspended. The government also imposed ban on congregations in mosques to contain spread of the virus.

Sindh Education minister also tested positive 

Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he announced on Twitter on Monday.

“I got myself tested for coronavirus yesterday out of abundance of caution and the result has come out as positive. I do not have any symptoms at the moment and feel completely healthy,” said Ghani, in a video message he shared in his tweet.


He also requested friends and acquaintances he had met recently to be observant for any symptoms and self-isolate themselves out of caution.

“I would also request citizens to take the government’s instructions seriously and practice social distancing under lockdown so that we can fight this pandemic effectively,” added Ghani.

Saeed Ghani is part of the provincial task force on coronavirus constituted by the Sindh government last month. The province is currently under a lockdown to help stem the spread of the virus.

Soon after, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Taimur Khan Jhagra sent his best wishes to Saeed Ghani in a tweet and vowed national solidarity in the country’s fight against the pandemic.