LONDON: Pakistan’s foreign minister confirmed he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he is self-isolating after suffering from a “slight fever” and will continue to work from home.
“By the grace of Allah, I feel strong and energetic... Please keep me in your prayers,” he tweeted.
Pakistan has reported 221,896 cases of the coronavirus and 4,451 deaths. The country has continued to see around 4,000 new cases on a daily basis, despite daily testing numbers falling.
A number of high officials have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan, including Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed and the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Asad Qaiser.