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PTI minister Ali Zaidi & PML-N lawmaker Musadik Malik contract COVID-19

Musadik Malik Ali Zaidi

PTI Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz senator Musadik Malik had tested positive for COVID-19 and have gone into self-isolation.

The federal minister announced the news on his Twitter handle saying he is “maybe down but not out”.

Hours before Ali Zaidi, Musadik Malik also took to Twitter and said: “I have just about received my COVID-19 result. Unfortunately, I am coronavirus positive, and am going into isolation. Please keep me in your prayers.”

Furthermore, “Most regretfully, I would miss one of the most important family events – my loss,” he added.

Earlier this week, the Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan who had confirmed coronavirus positive on October 13, said that he had again tested positive for the COVID-19.

The PML-N leader is the latest victim of coronavirus. Overall, more than 100 politicians have been contracted with coronavirus, including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif, Awami National Party’s (ANP) Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Sindh Governor Imran Ismael, the Education Minister of Sindh province Saeed Ghani, the National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed and Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari were the top heads who had been tested positive for coronavirus.

The majority of the politician went into self-isolation and recovered within 2 weeks. The majority of the positive coronavirus cases were reported by the ruling party PTI which is 42.

The first politician who died due to coronavirus a few months ago was a member of Punjab Assembly and affiliated with Pakistan Takreek-e-Insaaf MPA Shaheen Raza.

PTI MPA Mian Jamsheduddin Kakakhel from Nowshera and PML-N MPA Shaukat Manzoor Cheema from Gujranwala also passed away in June after being on the ventilator for a few days.

Rashid Rabbani, PPP leader became the first Pakistani to die due to coronavirus re-infection who developed complications after recovering from coronavirus in May 2020.

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