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Showbiz personalities affected with Coronavirus

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

08th Jun, 2020. 08:23 pm
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Showbiz personalities affected with Coronavirus

Pakistan has seen an increase in coronavirus cases since the lockdown eased in mid of May last month, and by the evening of June 8, 160,000 people contracted the Pandemic while 2,096 deaths reported in the country.

Government officials, doctors, showbiz personalities, members of parliament and politicians, have also affected with coronavirus.

Showbiz personalities who are contracted with Coronavirus are,

Vasay Chaudhry

Actor, host and writer Vasay Chaudhry tweeted on June 8 that he too has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

The actor said that his family’s tests were negative and he quarantined himself after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and also identified those who had been in contact with him in the past few days.

Shafaat Ali

On June 7, actor, TV host and comedian Shafaat Ali confirmed in a tweet that he had been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

He said he did not have such severe symptoms and confined himself to the house.

Rubina Ashraf

Veteran actress Rubina Ashraf was also diagnosed with coronavirus in early June.

On June 7, the news went viral about the actress saying that her condition has become very worrying and she has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but the actress denied such rumours and many other showbiz personalities also rejected such news.

However, on June 8, Rubina Ashraf’s illness remained a top trend on Twitter and many showbiz personalities were seen as appealing to people to pray for her health.

Actress Ndayasir, who is herself suffering from coronavirus, also appealed fans to pray for Rubina Ashraf’s health through her social media post.

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Plz pray for rubina ashraf.Allah unhe sehat den Ameen

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member and singer Abrar-ul-Haq was also diagnosed with coronavirus on May 31 last month.

He tweeted that he had quarantined himself after tested positive for COVID-19 and he will keep performing his duties through Skype as Red Crescent and Sahara worker.

Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz

Actress and TV host Nida Yasir and her actor’ director husband Yasir Nawaz, were diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 25 last month and has been in quarantine ever since.

A few days ago, the news circulated that Nida Yasir was worsening. However, the actress had denied the news through a social media post and said that she was in good health.

Naveed Raza

Actor Naveed Raza was also diagnosed with coronavirus on May 25, when he was tested after attending Nida Yasir’s morning show.

Salman Ahmed

Singer Salman Ahmed became the first Pakistani showbiz personality to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in April when he was in the United States.

After 2 weeks in quarantine, Salman Ahmed managed to defeat Coronavirus and on April 19 he recovered.

Apart from showbiz personalities, Coronavirus has also been diagnosed in two female anchors who are currently airing news programs on news channels.

Maria Memon

News anchor and host Maria Memon said in a May 30 tweet that she had been diagnosed with coronavirus and had quarantined her self.

She appealed to the people not to pay attention to the rumours about Coronavirus and to take their test when the symptoms appear, including taking social distance.

Gharida Farooqi

Gharida Farooqi also tweeted on June 3 that she had moved to quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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