K-P Assembly lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly lawmaker has been tested positive for coronavirus, media announced Friday.
K-P Assembly member Abdul Salam Afridi had been diagnosed with coronavirus after a test according to reports. He was placed into his home in quarantine.
Abdul Salam Afridi belongs to the region of Nayabut Manga where the province has confirmed the first death of coronavirus.
To date 1,235 people around the world have been diagnosed with the deadly virus. At least 21 people recovered from the virus while the epidemic left nine patients dead.
In Sindh the total number of cases has risen to 421, Punjab 419, Balochistan 131, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 147, Islamabad 27 and Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan 93.
Punjab earlier identified 11 more cases of Covid-19, according to spokesperson for the provincial health department Qaiser Asif.
Asif said all the patients were held in isolation wards, and urged the people to take precautionary steps to curb disease spread.
The lockdown across the country continues as shopping centers, markets, inter-provincial transportation, trains and flight operations remain shut.
The government has also imposed a ban on mosque congregations to curb the virus spread.