Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to Undergo COVID-19 Test
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to undergo a novel coronavirus examination on Wednesday, days after meeting a very well-known philanthropist who was confirmed positive for the COVID-19 infection, an official said. In Pakistan, a total of 17 more people died in the last 24 hours from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 209. As of Wednesday, the number of incidents of coronavirus has risen to 9,749 with 533 new infections identified, the Ministry of National Health Services said.
Advisor Firdous Ashiq Awan said the prime minister’s family had already checked the negative. Imran Khan will be put to the test on Wednesday, said Awan. Khan’s personal doctor and CEO, Faisal Sultan, of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, told the press on Tuesday that Khan will undergo a COVID-19 study.
After Faisal Edhi, son of late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, visited him last week. Khan agreed to the study and now has tested positive for coronavirus. Saad, Faisal Edhi’s son, informed the Dawn newspaper on Tuesday. He said that his father had started displaying symptoms last week. This is shortly after meeting Khan on April 15 in Islamabad.
Pakistan Reports Cases
Faisal Edhi had met with Premier Khan to turn over a 10 million Rs check. This is to the coronavirus relief fund of the Premier. The Edhi Foundation was established by the late Abdul Sattar Edhi and is Pakistan’s leading charity organization. Khan takes part in a Thursday event organizing to raise donations to counter the country’s COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan’s province of Punjab has reported 4,328 cases. Also, Sindh has 3,053 patients, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,345, Balochistan 495 and Gilgit-Baltistan 284. So, Islamabad report 194, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 51. So far, there are 18,020 tests performing nationally, with 5,647 in the last 24 hours. In the meantime, at least 492 Pakistanis, including 92 women, stranded from the Torkham border in Afghanistan. This is because of the coronavirus pandemic have returned to their country. Officials state another 111 children also permits to enter Pakistan. Also, not registered as stranded persons with them. But also shows travelling with their parents, mostly mothers, the Dawn newspaper reported.