Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Faisal Edhi tests positive for coronavirus

Faisal Edhi tests positive for coronavirus
KARACHI (92 News) – Edhi Foundation head Faisal Edhi on Tuesday has been tested positive for coronavirus. The Edhi Foundation spokesperson confirmed the report. Corona virus is spreading across the country as Faisal Edhi’s coronavirus test was conducted in Islamabad. Faisal Edhi had conducted his corona test from a private hospital yesterday. The report emerged today which was positive. After test result Faisal Edhi himself quarantined and self-isolated. According to sources, after the positive results of Faisal Edhi, some staff of Edhi Foundation and Faisal Edhi’s family will also screened through corona tests. Faisal had also met Prime Minister Imran Khan and presented him a check for the Corona Relief Fund. After Faisal Edhi’s test, the prime minister's focal person said that he will suggest the prime minister for Corona test due to the current fears of circumstances. He also said that PM Khan is currently busy in the cabinet meeting. Earlier, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has soared to 9,216 and death toll increased to 192 after 16 more deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. According to National Command and Operation Centre, 4,195 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 2,764 in Sindh, 1,276 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 465 in Balochistan, 281 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 185 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 50 in Azad Kashmir. The center said that 2,066 patients have so far recovered while the death toll from the virus stands at 192 with 16 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours. 796 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours. The number of tests conducted so far is 111,806 with 5,347 done during the last 24 hours.