Governor Sindh Imran Ismail late Monday confirmed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Ismail, In a tweet, said: “I have just been tested Covid 19 positive, Allah Kareem inshallah will fight it out.”
“Imran Khan thought us to fight out the most difficult in life and I believe this is nothing against what we r prepared for. May Allah give strength to fight this Pandemic inshallah.”
PTI spokesperson Jamal Siddiqui said that Ismail had had himself tested for the virus on Sunday.
Ismail revealed that he had isolated himself at the his residence.
I have just been tested Covid 19 positive, Allah Kareem inshallah will fight it out. @ImranKhanPTI thought us to fight out the most difficult in life and I believe this is nothing against what we r prepared for. May Allah give strength to fight this Pandemic inshallah.
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) April 27, 2020
“I have informed people I met [over the past couple of days],” he said. “Will also have my family tested for the virus, ” he added.
The governor appealed to the public to pray for him, saying that his health was fine. “I’m feeling better. No need to worry, ” he said.
The provincial COVID-19 tally infected stands at 4,953, while the death toll has reached 85 as of today.
Earlier, Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The minister had said he had not felt any of the symptoms associated with the virus and felt healthy but emphasised that he had isolated himself since testing positive.
“If anyone of my friends and acquaintances feels the symptoms, then please get tested and isolate,” Ghani had said.
The minister in the message also urged citizens to stay home so the pandemic that has spread throughout Pakistan could be stopped.