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,
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.
I have tested Positive for COVID-19 and self qurantining. I have No https://t.co/m8HGRPRs7A family tested Negative,alham du lillah.
I have already notified ppl i have come in contact with recently to get themselves tested & self isolate,if need be.
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) June 8, 2020
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.
Needed some positivity in life when Corona said, 'hor koi saday laiq!'
Tested POSITIVE, having mild symptoms. Need your love 💘 💕 #coronavirusinpakistan
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) June 6, 2020
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.
Prayers for her and all those infected. I hear she is getting better with the grace of God. She was my first childhood crush when she used to play a role of a princess in a play on PTV. I used to call her “Shehzadi”. Always so warm and pleasant. #RubinaAshraf https://t.co/n954JFgpJv
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 8, 2020
Actress Ndayasir, who is herself suffering from coronavirus, also appealed fans to pray for Rubina Ashraf’s health through her social media post.
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.
My corona test came positive, i am home quarantined, however ,inshahallah, i will keep performing my duties through Skype as Red Crescent and Sahara worker. Please pray for me and all those fighting it.
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) May 31, 2020
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.
Actor Naveed Raza was also diagnosed with coronavirus on May 25, when he was tested after attending Nida Yasir’s morning show.
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.
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.
2 days ago, I felt mild symptoms & immediately got myself tested for covid19. Results are here, I am positive & currently self isolating. It is very imp to discourage social stigma related to Covid. Be socially responsible. Isolate , get tested & let people know abt ur condition
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) May 30, 2020
Gharida Farooqi also tweeted on June 3 that she had moved to quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19.