Prime Minister Imran’s Covid-19 Test Result Awaited as Pakistan Logs 212 Virus Deaths

PM’s focal person on Covid-19 Dr Faisal Sultan announced on Tuesday that prime minister Imran Khan would undergo the coronavirus test as he had recently met philanthropist Faisal Edhi who later tested positive for the contagion.

Health authorities collected Imran Khan’s samples on Tuesday and the test result is awaited today. The decision to perform the test was made as per the SOPs that mandate every contact of a confirmed Covid-19 case to undergo the test.

It is still unknown how Faisal Edhi got the virus, however, Imran Khan has since met a number of people including President Arif Alvi, ISI Chief, Lt. General Faiz Hameed, Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim, and Telenor CEO Irfan Wahab, to name a few.

On Tuesday, Edhi Foundation’s head Faisal Edhi announced that his coronavirus test had come positive. Talking to Shahzaib Khanzada on his show, Faisal informed that his first symptoms – head and body ache, fever, and upset stomach – appeared on Thursday, a couple of days after he met with PM Imran Khan to make a donation to the coronavirus fund.

Faisal said that he was in self-isolation and his symptoms had almost gone. He informed that he was away from his family in Karachi for over nine days, but still he asked them to isolate as a precautionary measure. His elder son, who had accompanied him to Islamabad, has also been tested for the virus.