Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar tests positive for COVID-19

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar tests positive for COVID-19

Lahore (Web Desk): Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar on Monday tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday, his focal person for digital media, Azhar Mashwani tweeted.

CM Buzdar underwent a test for Covid-19 earlier today after suffering from high fever and cough and quarantined himself.

In a tweet, Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the result of the Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) "conspiracy" to spread covid-19 through public rallies had finally come forward.

"Despite following all precautionary measures, the Punjab chief minister has tested positive," she added.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator from Balochistan Kalsoom Parveen passed away due to COVID-19 in Islamabad.

According to details, the 75-year-old Senator was admitted to the hospital for the last few weeks after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

Kalsoom Perveen assumed office as a senator in March 2015 and was due to retire next year.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 458,968 on Monday after 1,792 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 9,392 with 62 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 409,082 after another 1,680 virus recoveries were reported in last 24 hours.