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Pakistan

Web Desk
September 28, 2020

KP Health Minister Taimur Jhagra 'fine and healthy' after testing positive for COVID-19

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Sep 28, 2020
Taimur Jhagra is the latest in a long list of politicians to test positive for the coronavirus. Photo: File

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance and Health Minister Taimur Jhagra  said on Monday that he was "fine and healthy" after announcing that he had tested positive for the coroanvirus.

The KP health minister, in a tweet, said that he has gone into isolation with "a slight cough".

"I will continue to work from home, health permitting, Insha'Allah, and hope to be back as soon as possible," said Jhagra. He also advised the people who had come into contact with him to get themselves tested.

Jhagra is the latest in a long list of politicians to test positive for the coronavirus.

Earlier on Saturday, Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla also announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Since the start of the pandemic, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid are among the politicians that have tested positive and recovered from the disease.

Pakistan has so far officially registered over 310,000 coronavirus infections, with 6,466 deaths from the pandemic.