Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday he experienced tested positive for COVID-19, times soon after holding high-profile meetings together with 1 with U.S. specific consultant on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad.
“This afternoon I felt a slight fever and straight away quarantined myself at dwelling,” Qureshi stated on Twitter. He stated he felt healthier and would carry on his duties from home.
Qureshi has experienced contact with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan
In the very last few times, Qureshi has had get hold of with Pakistani Key Minister Imran Khan in parliament and in a cupboard assembly on Wednesday. Qureshi also satisfied Khalilzad on Wednesday when the U.S. exclusive representative travelled to Pakistan to examine progress on the Afghan peace method.
Shots launched from individuals meetings showed Qureshi and other individuals putting on experience masks. The U.S. Point out Section did not remark.
Pakistan has reported 221,896 instances of the coronavirus and 4,451 fatalities. The region has ongoing to see about 4,000 new circumstances on a day-to-day foundation, regardless of day by day testing quantities slipping.
A amount of large officials have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Pakistan, like Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed and the speaker of the lessen residence of parliament, Asad Qaiser.