Minister of State for Narcotic Control Shehryar Afridi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
In a tweet early saturday he announced the news.
Since testing positive, he said he has isolated himself at home. “I need prayers and blessings,” he wrote on Twitter, praying to God for everyone to remain safe.
Afridi is the latest in a long line of COVID-19 governments and politicians who have tested positive.
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and several sitting MPAs and MNAs have tested positive for the virus.
The coronavirus count in Pakistan has passed the 63,000-mark and experts warn that cases will increase.