KARACHI: Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh on Saturday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
The news comes as the country prepares to ease restrictions on lockdowns.
“Over the last few days, I’ve had a fever and a sore throat […] Then I tested myself, “he said.
The minister said that after the report was positive, he went into solitude and asked his friends to pray for his health.
Sheikh is the latest of the mainstream politicians to take the virus.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal MPA Syed Abdul Rasheed had a positive experience earlier this year and recovered.
More than 133,000 coronavirus infections have been registered in the province, with 2,459 deaths from infectious diseases.
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