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Saturday January 22, 2022

Shafqat Mehmood says he has tested positive for coronavirus

The federal education minister was due to chair a meeting to debate closure of schools which was postponed

By Web Desk
January 13, 2022
Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood. — APP/File
Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood. — APP/File

Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday announced he has tested positive for coronavirus.

"My symptoms are mild so far and I feel fine. Hopefully with some rest will recover soon," he tweeted.

The education minister warned everyone to continue to take all precautions, especially wearing a mask at all times.

The federal education minister was due to chair a meeting of provincial education ministers earlier in the day to debate closure of schools amid rising COVID-19 cases, which was postponed.

This is not the first time he has tested positive for coronavirus. He last caught the virus in May 2021.