Housing Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema contracts corona, hospitalised

By: News Desk      Published: 05:21 PM, 12 Jul, 2020
Housing Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema contracts corona, hospitalised

Federal Housing Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader Tariq Bashir Cheema has contracted novel coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital in Islamabad after his health deteriorated, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

Tariq Bashir Cheema, 62, has been under treatment at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) isolation ward. The minister put himself in quarantine at his home before his health deteriorated. He has also been suffering from other diseases as well, the TV channel said.

His oxygen level stood at 91 percent and after that it was decided to shift him to a hospital, the TV channel said.

Separately, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has now been discharged from the hospital. The foreign minister, in a Twitter post, said that he underwent the test after feeling a slight fever. Qureshi maintained that he quarantined himself at his home after his test reports for the virus came out positive.

Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza had also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “I have tested positive for COVID-19,” he tweeted, adding that he has mild symptoms of the highly contagious disease. “Under med advice I have isolated myself at home & taking all precautions,” he said.