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7 August, Friday

Pakistan's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

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Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Zafar Mirza, who effectively acts as the health minister, has tested positive for COVID-19, joining a long list of lawmakers and politicians who have recently contracted the virus, reports citing Anadolu Agency.

"I have tested positive for COVID-19. Under med advice I have isolated myself at home, and taking all precautions," Mirza, who has been on the forefront in the country's battle against the pandemic, tweeted on Monday.

"I have mild symptoms. Please keep me in your kind prayers. Colleagues, keep up the good work! You are making a big difference, and I am proud of you," he added.

Recently, the former prime ministers, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, main opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, and scores of ministers, lawmakers, and politicians have been infected with the virus. Many of them, including the two former premiers, and the opposition leader have recovered.

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