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KHANEWAL: Federal Minister for Food Fakhar Imam has contracted the coronavirus, which claimed 48 lives in the last 24 hours.
According to family sources, Fakhar Imam has quarantined himself after testing positive for the coronavirus. Fakhar Imam had participated in the wheat-growing campaign in Kabirwala two days ago.
Two days ago, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Sheikh also contracted the virus. Haleem Adil Sheikh had quarantined himself after the coronavirus test came positive.
Sindh Minister for Industry and Commerce Jam Ikramullah Dharejo also tested positive for coronavirus. He said that he had been feeling tired and had a mild fever for a few days. He has quarantined himself at his residence after testing positive for coronavirus.
Earlier, former provincial minister Sharjeel Memon also tested positive for the coronavirus, after which he quarantined himself. Prominent political leaders who had contracted the virus so far include Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi, Aamir Liaqat Hussain, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid.
Pakistan has reported 2,954 new coronavirus cases and reported 48 more lives caused by a coronavirus. The total number of cases from the contagion has reached 379,883 cases while 1751 are still in critical condition. The death toll has increased even though 1,389 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) today to review the coronavirus situation in the country.
The prime minister had directed to take all possible measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the lives of common people He stressed the need for maintaining balance and precaution in the second wave of the virus.