Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office, CM Murad Ali Shah got tested for coronavirus on Friday after having a mild fever. “After the test, I went into isolation on doctor’s advice,” said the chief minister.
Earlier, PPP’s Qamar Zaman Kaira’s test was also positive. Former Prime Minister and PPP central leader Raja Pervez Ashraf’s corona test has come positive.
On the other hand, the number of coronavirus cases continues to spike across the country as 2,128 fresh cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the national tally of cases now currently stands at 359,032.
The number of active cases has soared to 28,048. 19 more people succumbed to the disease over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,160.
A total of 29,511 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 323,824 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 4,950,561 samples have been tested thus far.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, Sindh has reported 155,680 cases, Punjab 110,450, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 42,370, Balochistan 16,407, Islamabad 24,218, Gilgit Baltistan 4,452, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 5,455.