KARACHI: The staff of Bilawal House Karachi has been directed to undergo coronavirus tests, sources after Bilawal’s political secretary tested positive for COVID-19.
According to sources, no member of the Bilawal House Karachi staff would be permitted inside unless they underwent a COVID-19 test. The employees advised to get themselves tested for COVID-19 include the security personnel as well, sources disclosed.
Sources further said the new directives came from the former president and PPP co-chairperson, Asif Ali Zardari. The development comes as Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s political secretary, Jameel Soomro, tested positive for the novel COVID-19.
Meanwhile, at least five people working at Governor House in Karachi tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health officials confirmed today.
According to details, the Sindh health department on November 18 tested 48 employees, of which 43 tested negative. The five COVID-19 patients are now in self-isolation and do not have severe symptoms.
Earlier this week, several departments at the Sindh Secretariat closed down after dozens of employees tested positive. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had contracted the virus as well.
Sindh reported 16 more deaths and 1,322 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 166,033 in Sindh province.
Health officials said out of 1,382 new cases, 1,091 have been detected from Karachi, of them 503 from East, 257 South, 134 Central, 86 Malir, 82 Korangi and 29 West.