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President Alvi’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

Samina requests her well-wishers to remember her in their prayers. (Source: Images)

ISLAMABAD: The wife of President Arif Alvi, Samina Alvi, has tested positive for the coronavirus, she announced on Thursday.

“I was tested positive for COVID, day before,” said the president’s wife on Twitter and added that she was “doing well” and was only experiencing some weakness. Samina also requested her well-wishers to remember her in their prayers.

In March, President Alvi tested positive for the virus and suffered from mild symptoms of the disease. The president had advised the nation to “continue to be careful” to avoid an infection from the virus.

On September 18, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Taking to Twitter, the PM’s advisor said he has isolated himself at home. He also urged the people of Pakistan to follow standard operation procedures (SOPs) and stay safe in a bid to keep coronavirus at bay.

He contracted COVID-19 after Adviser for Commerce and Investment to Prime Minister Abdul Razak Dawood tested positive for coronavirus on September 2. Dawood had said he was isolated at home and had mild symptoms.

Pakistan on Thursday reported 2,357 new cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the tally for confirmed cases to 1,232,595.

At least 58 fatalities were also reported during the period. A total of 27,432 patients have succumbed to the virus in the country so far. Moreover, 2,688 recoveries were also reported, taking the total recoveries to 1,143,605.