Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday moved into self-isolation as a precaution against Covid-19 soon after his return from China.
Qureshi, who accompanied President Dr Arif Alvi during the two-day official visit to Beijing from March 17-18, will remain in isolation at his residence in Islamabad for a required period of time.
Addressing a recorded presser in Islamabad, the foreign minister said he was advised by health experts to undergo a Coronavirus test after five days.
He said he would maintain social-distancing even from his family members and children as a safety measure.
Self-isolation is an effective precautionary measure to protect other people from contracting Covid-19. FM Qureshi said it is the time to show unity to fight against the pandemic.
He appreciated steps taken by Sindh government and urged to work together in order to overcome the issue.
Highlighting the importance social distancing to tackle the problem, he urged nation to follow guidelines of World Health Organization (WHO).
FM Qureshi also urged the media to play its due role in public awareness.