Former president Asif Zardari tests positive for Covid-19
PPP leader showing 'mild' symptoms, tested positive in Dubai
Former president and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
According to a tweet from Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, his father tested positive for the virus but is “fully vaccinated, [and] boosted”.
President Zardari has tested positive for Covid. He is fully vaccinated, boosted, isolating with mild symptoms and undergoing treatment. We are praying for his swift recovery.— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) July 28, 2022
Bilawal added that Zardari is “isolating with mild symptoms and undergoing treatment”. He added that "we are praying for his swift recovery".
Zardari’s daughter, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari also took to Twitter and said that the former president tested positive upon landing in Dubai but his symptoms were “mild”.
Bakhtawar maintained that Zardari would return once he was recovered, and reminded everyone to “remain precautious” of the disease.
When @AAliZardari landed in Dubai his PCR revealed positive but ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ his symptoms are mild - he is resting & isolating (Day 4) & will return when recovered إن شاء الله (post some grandson hugs time 🤍). Thank u 4 your prayers & remind everyone to remain precautious. https://t.co/3LnTaGbsj8— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) July 28, 2022
Covid across Pakistan
Covid is on a steady rise across Pakistan as 761 people tested positive – an increase from Wednesday’s tally of 620 positive cases – out of the 20,843 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
The national positivity ratio stood at 3.65% with eight people succumbing to the disease. 170 patients remained in critical care, the National Institute of Health reported.
COVID-19 Statistics 28 July 2022— NIH Pakistan (@NIH_Pakistan) July 28, 2022
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 20,843
Positive Cases: 761
Positivity %: 3.65%
Patients on Critical Care: 170