Pakistan PM Imran Khan needed to take the coronavirus take a look at after he got here in direct contact with a contact who later examined constructive for the virus.
Faisal Edhi, who examined positve for coronavirus, in a gathering with Imran Khan. (Image: Twitter)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan underwent a take a look at for COVID-19 after his assembly with Edhi Foundation’s Chairman Faisal Edhi, who has examined constructive of coronavirus.
Imran Khan had met with Faisal Edhi a couple of days in the past when he handed over a donation cheque to PM Khan on the prime minister’s residence in Islamabad.
Later, Faisal examined constructive for coronavirus and he was placed on house quarantine at his residence in Islamabad. Now, Prime Minister Imran Khan has additionally been examined to test if he has contacted the virus as a result of native transmission.
Doctors from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital collected samples of Imran Khan, outcomes of that are nonetheless awaited.
“I am happy to announce that the prime minister has agreed to get tested for coronavirus on my advice,” stated Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital CEO, Dr. Faisal Sultan, who can be the premier’s private doctor and Pakistan’s authority on the COVID-19 outbreak within the nation.
The suspicion of native transmission from Faisal Edhi, son of the famend philanthropist late Abdul Sattar Edhi to the Prime Minister got here to mild when Edhi’s take a look at for COVID-19 got here out as constructive.
Faisal Edhi met with Imran Khan on April 15 and handed over a cheque price Rs 10 million to the federal government’s coronavirus reduction fund.
In the image shared of the assembly, each Faisal Edhi and PM Imran Khan weren’t carrying gloves or protecting masks, making probabilities of transmission of the virus from Edhi to Imran Khan even stronger.
Even although the assembly between Faisal Edhi and Imran Khan was solely 7-minute-long, medical doctors really helpful that it’s important for the prime minister to get examined.
COVID-19 instances proceed to surge throughout Pakistan because the tally inches nearer to 10,000.
Till now, no less than 9,749 instances have been reported throughout Pakistan. At least 209 folks have died from the virus whereas 2,156 have recovered.