PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has tested positive for coronavirus.
He announced the news in a tweet on Thursday morning and said he is self-isolating with mild symptoms.
میرا کرونا ٹیسٹ مثبت آیا ہے اور معمولی علامات کے بعد میں نے خود کو قرنطینہ کرلیا ہے، میں اپنی رہائش گاہ سے کام جاری رکھوں گا جبکہ یوم تاسیس کے جلسے سے بذریعہ ویڈیو لنک خطاب کروں گا، تمام لوگ ماسک کا اہتمام کریں، میں آپ کا منتظر ہوں گا۔ https://t.co/OjaHWLdTUg— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) November 26, 2020
On Wednesday, Bilawal’s political secretary tested positive for the virus after which the MNA quarantined himself.
PPP’s Qamar Zaman Kaira announced that he had contracted the virus earlier as well. He recently returned from Gilgit-Baltistan where he had been campaigning for the November 15 elections alongside Bilawal.
The news comes ahead of Bilawal’s sister Bakhtawar’s engagement ceremony, which is scheduled for November 27.
On November 14, the PPP announced that Bakhtawar would be getting engaged to the son of a UAE-based businessman. The event will be held at Bilawal House in Karachi.
Guests have been asked to reply with a scanned copy of their negative COVID-19 PCR test results a day before the event.
As of Thursday morning, Pakistan has reported 386,198 cases of the coronavirus, of which 334,392 people have recovered. In the last 24 hours, over 3,306 new cases were reported and 40 people lost their lives to the virus.