Senator Sherry Rehman, the country’s federal minister for climate change, may have COVID-19.
In an update on Twitter Friday, Rehman said she is isolating till she gets a negative report as she sat next to a senator colleague who tested positive in the Senate Finance Committee a day earlier.
Rehman emphasised that standard operating procedures were needed again.
“Thankfully was wearing a mask but he wasn’t, so being cautious,” she wrote.
Pakistan sees minor surge in COVID-19 cases again
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Pakistan as the country’s coronavirus positivity ratio rose to 1.22%, data issued by the National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH) showed Thursday.
According to NIH, 144 people were found infected with COVID-19 after 11,828 diagnostic tests were conducted in a single day.
Meanwhile, a patient succumbed to the virus during the last 24 hours.