ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has tested positive for Covid-19, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday. Sharif had returned recently from London where he was visiting his brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
In a message from his official Twitter handle, the minister said the prime minister was feeling unwell for the past two days and took a Covid-19 test today on doctor’s advice. She appealed to the nation and party workers to pray for PM Shehbaz’s speedy recovery.
This is the third time the prime minister has tested positive for the virus. He had previously contracted Covid-19 earlier this year in January and in June 2020. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reached Islamabad on Monday after a five-day stay in London on a private visit. Sharif reached Pakistan via a private airline flight from UK’s Heathrow Airport.
President Dr Arif Alvi expressed good wishes for the health of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif after he tested positive for coronavirus. The president prayed for the early recovery of PM Shehbaz Sharif and also emphasized taking good care during the phase of illness, the President’s House said.
Earlier, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb in a tweet had posted that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was tested positive for coronavirus this morning. She mentioned that the prime minister was feeling unwell for the last two days and got himself tested on the advice of a doctor. She also appealed to the general public and party workers to pray for the early recovery of the prime minister.
Former President and Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), Asif Ali Zardari has prayed for the quick recovery of the Prime Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif.
According to a Spokesman for the Bilawal house here on Tuesday, the former president hoped, ‘The Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif after speedy recovery will serve the country and the nation as well. ‘Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb in her tweet said the Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif had tested positive for Covid-19. He was feeling unwell for the past two days. The PM initiated a coronavirus test after the advise of a doctor.