PPP’s Qamar Zaman Kaira contracts coronavirus
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The PPP leader is currently isolating himself. He recently visited Gilgit-Baltistan to campaign for the upcoming elections in the region. He was campaigning alongside PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Kaira returned to Islamabad and took the coronavirus test. He reportedly has mild symptoms such as fever and sore throat.
PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain and his wife Syeda Tuba Aamir have also tested positive along with Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Haider Zaidi.
Pakistan has reported 9 deaths in last 24 hours by coronavirus as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,977 on Monday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 1,650 persons have been tested positive for coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 344,839.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 150,169 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 106,922 in Punjab, 40,657 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 21,861 in Islamabad, 16,106 in Balochistan, 4,758 in Azad Kashmir and 4,366 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 2,684 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,408 in Punjab, 1,288 in KP, 154 in Balochistan, 241 in Islamabad, 93 in GB and 109 in Azad Kashmir.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 4,709,603 coronavirus tests and 33,340 in last 24 hours. 318,881 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 972 patients are in critical condition.