Maulana Tariq Jameel admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

By: News Desk      Published: 08:19 PM, 13 Dec, 2020
Maulana Tariq Jameel admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

Renowned religious scholar and leader of Tableeghi Jammat Maulana Tariq Jameel has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The announcement was made Maulana Tariq Jameel on Twitter saying he was feeling unwell for some days and after undergoing tests he has been declared positive for Covid-19.

He said he has been admitted to the hospital upon the advice of the doctors and requested all for prayers.

Pakistan is currently experiencing the second wave of coronavirus with infections seemingly getting out of control with people resorting to a more carefree lifestyle and hardly observing any kind of necessary precautions.

The death toll from the deadly infection has neared 9,000 while the total number of cases is also close to half a million on Sunday.

The country reported 72 deaths in the last 24 hours (Saturday) by the novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases climbed up to 438,425. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 8,796.

The latest data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning showed that 3,369 persons tested positive for the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sindh remained the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. Punjab has overtaken Sindh in the most number of casualties.

Till now 194,359 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 127,212 in Punjab, 52,092 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 34,579 in Islamabad, 17,737 in Balochistan, 7,663 in Azad Kashmir and 4,783 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore, 3,351 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab 3,149 in Sindh, 1,463 in KP, 368 in Islamabad, 191 in Azad Kashmir, 175 in Balochistan, and 99 in GB.