Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Sheikh Rasheed diagnosed with COVID-19

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Federal Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed have been diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday.

According to party spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb, the former premier has been diagnosed with coronavirus and has self-isolated himself at his residence.

Similarly, Federal Minister for Railways – Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, on Monday, also tested positive for the novel virus. The Minister has quarantined himself for 14 days as per the recommendations of healthcare experts.

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Family sources have confirmed that the ex-prime minister has in fact tested positive for the novel virus on Monday.

Prior to this, Nawabzada Shah Zain Bugti, along with his four security guards had tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, whereas PTI MNA and Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi, on May 30, also announced that his COVID-19 test reports had come back positive.

Various prominent politicians including, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar and various others have so far been affected from the novel virus, whereas PPP’s Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, MMA’s Munir Orakzai and PTI’s Shaheen Raza have died after contracting COVID-19 coronavirus.