Justice Isa hospitalised a week after testing positive for Covid-19

Media reports regarding Supreme Court judge being shifted to ventilator are incorrect, sources say


Our Correspondent July 31, 2021
Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Supreme Court's Justice Qazi Faez Isa, who tested positive for coronavirus last week along with his wife Sarina Isa, has been admitted to a hospital on the advice of his doctors.

Sources told The Express Tribune that Justice Isa is in good health and was moved to the hospital for better treatment.

They said that the Supreme Court judge has a mild cough and media reports regarding him being shifted to ventilator are incorrect.

Justice Isa and his wife Sarina Isa were tested positive for coronavirus last week, according to a press release issued by the apex court's deputy registrar.

The statement said that the Covid-19 test results of Justice Isa and his wife were issued by the National Institute of Health.

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Pakistan recorded at least 4,950 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24-hour period – the highest since April. During the past day, at least 65 succumbed to the disease as the deadly fourth wave of the pandemic continues to cause havoc across the country.

A day earlier, the Sindh government announced the imposition of a lockdown in the province till August 8 as cases spike in the province fuelled by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the pandemic.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced that the aim of the lockdown was to reduce pressure on the hospitals and improve healthcare facilities, overcome the spread of the variant, and increase the number of vaccinations.

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In November last year, Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth died due to Covid-19 after battling the contagion for 15 days.

He was first admitted to a hospital in Peshawar but later shifted to Kulsum International Hospital in Islamabad where he died due to coronavirus related complications.

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