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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tests positive for Covid-19

Chairman of Pakistan’s opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was exhibiting mild symptoms.

Bilawal’s infection was diagnosed just a day before the engagement of his sister, Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, to a Dubai-based businessman and four days before the next rally of Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM), an anti-government alliance of 11 opposition parties, in Multan.

Taking to Twitter, Bilawal said that he was currently experiencing mild symptoms. “I’ll continue working from home and will be addressing PPP foundation day via video link. Wear a mask everyone, see you on the other side.”

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif sent Bilawal his best wishes and prayed for his recovery, according to a statement by the PML-N. The party added that Shehbaz was informed of Bilawal’s diagnosis during his appearance in court.

“Shehbaz offered prayers for all those who have contracted the virus, including Bilawal,” the statement added.

Information Minister Shibli Faraz prayed for the PPP chairman and all those suffering from the disease.

“Following precautionary measures is important for staying safe. Corona does not differentiate between leaders and the public,” he said, urging the opposition to think about the people’s health and safety.


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