PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. SCEREENGRAB

Bilawal down with Covid-19

PPP chief quarantines himself, will address Nov 30 rally via video link

NEWS DESK November 26, 2020

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has contracted coronavirus and quarantined himself amid mild symptoms of Covid-19, the PPP chief revealed on microblogging website Twitter on Thursday.

Bilawal said in his tweet that his corona test had returned positive after which he quarantined himself. He said he had mild symptoms of coronavirus. “I‘ll continue working from home & will be addressing PPP foundation day via video link,” he added referring to the opposition rally on Nov 30.

In the tweet, the PPP chairman advised the masses to adopt precaution against the disease. “Wear a mask everyone,” he said. Following the announcement, PPP leaders and workers have prayed for his speedy recovery from the disease.

It should be noted that two days ago, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's political adviser Jamil Soomro quarantined himself because of Covid-19. Sources said that five personal staff of the PPP chairman had tested positive, after which all the members of the Bilawal House have been tested for Covid-19.

Because of Covid-19, Bilawal would also skip the engagement ceremony of his sister, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, which would be held on Friday (today) at the Bilawal House. The sources also said that the ceremony would be attended by close friends of the two families.

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari's engagement has been arranged with Mahmood Chaudhry. According to the sources, more than 15 members of Chaudhry family have reached Karachi.

Shibli prays for Bilawal’s health

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Thursday prayed to Allah Almighty to give complete health to Bilawal.

The minister, in a tweet, said, "We express our best wishes for all patients, including Bilawal Bhutto."

He said precaution was imperative to protect the people from the pandemic. "Corona does not differentiate between leaders and the people. Opposition leaders must care for their lives as well as the public’s."


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