Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has tested positive for coronavirus, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb stated on Tuesday.
In a tweet, the minister said that the prime minister was feeling unwell for the past two days and took a COVID-19 test today as per the doctor's advice.
She appealed to the nation and to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers to pray for PM Shehbaz's speedy recovery.
وزیراعظم شہباز شریف کورونا پازیٹو ہوگئے ہیں۔ دو روز سے طبیعت ناساز تھی۔ ڈاکٹر کے مشورے سے آج کرونا ٹیسٹ کروایا گیا عوام اور کارکنان سے وزیراعظم کی جلد صحت یابی کی دعا کی اپیل ہے۔— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) November 15, 2022
This is the third time that PM Shehbaz has tested positive for the virus. He had previously contracted Covid-19 earlier this year in January and in June 2020.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif returned home on Monday after concluding his private visit to London.
The prime minister had reached London on November 9 after attending the Climate Implementation Summit in Sharm Al Sheikh, Egypt.
During his five-day stay in London, PM Shehbaz held meetings with PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and discussed various important issues.
After a series of meetings with former premier Nawaz Sharif, PM Shehbaz Sharif was supposed to leave for Pakistan on Friday night, but in a late-night development, he changed plans and stayed on in London.
As per the sources close to the Sharif family, PM Shehbaz developed a fever before leaving for the airport on Saturday and his family advised him not to travel, so he rescheduled his flight home on Sunday.