Sabir Shah in self-isolation after contracting coronavirus
As the coronavirus continued to spread its tentacles across Pakistan, PML-N senior leader Pir Sabir Shah has joined the growing list of personalities who have contracted the Covid-19, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
After his test came back positive, Sabir Shah has gone into self-isolation at his home in Haripur.
Other politicians Sharjeel Memon and Jam Ikramullah have also quarantined themselves after contracting the virus.
The wife of MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar, who fell prey to the virus a few days ago, is now also reported to have contracted the Covid-19
On Monday, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah became the highest government leader in the province who has been infected by the virus.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic claimed 33 more lives during the past 24 hours (Monday), raising the death toll in Pakistan to 7,193, showed the latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Tuesday morning.
Punjab reported most of these deaths where 17 coronavirus patients died followed by five in Azad Kashmir, four each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and three in Islamabad.
On the other hand, the number of coronavirus cases reported in the country jumped to 361,082 after another 2,050 people tested positive on Sunday.
It means over 2,000 new cases have been recorded in the country for the last five days consecutively.
Sindh continued to be the most affected region of the country with 156,528 cases and 2,751 deaths. The details for other provinces and regions are given below:
Punjab 11,047 cases and 2,492 deaths, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 42,615 cases and 1,315 deaths, Islamabad 24,444 cases and 260 deaths, Balochistan 16,449 cases and 156 deaths, Azad Kashmir 5,538 cases and 126 deaths, and Gilgit-Baltistan 4,461 cases and 93 deaths.