KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail again tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, a few days after he had announced testing positive for the infection.
Ismail had tested positive for the virus on April 27, after which he went into self-isolation. He had also attended several meetings just days before contracting COVID-19.
The Governor, in a Twitter post, said that against his expectations the test had come positive.
“I got my much awaited retest results today, & against my expectations, tested positive again. I am grateful to all those who prayed for me,” he said.
I got my much awaited retest results today, & against my expectations, tested positive again. I am grateful to all those who prayed for me. I’m trained to fight, Allah Almighty has given me strength to fight & I will. Fought many battles alongside @ImranKhanPTI a great fighter.
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) May 7, 2020
“I’m trained to fight, Allah Almighty has given me strength to fight & I will. Fought many battles alongside Imran Khan a great fighter,” he added.
The provincial COVID-19 infected tally stands at 9,093, while the death toll has reached 171 as of today.
Several top-tier politicians have tested positive for the virus including, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser who became the third PTI leader to contract it.
Prior to that, PPP lawmaker Rana Hamir Singh, of Sindh Assembly, tested positive for COVID-19.
PTI’s MPA from Mardan, Abdul Salam Afridi, had tested also positive for the novel virus. Apart from that, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani had contracted the virus last month. Both Ghani and Afridi have recovered now.
MPA Syed Abdul Rasheed of Sindh Assembly also contracted positive for the virus, as did eight of his family members reportedly.