Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin tests positive for COVID-19

Finance Minister Senator Shaukat Tarin on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second parliamentarian in a day to contract the infection.

According to sources privy to the matter, the finance minister has quarantined himself after testing positive for the infection.

It has further emerged that the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has also been postponed after Shaukat Tarin, who would have headed the meeting tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier in the day, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has once again tested positive for the coronavirus, PML-N spokesperson Marriyam Aurangzeb said.

She said the PML-N president was isolating himself at his residence.

Ms Aurangzeb said doctors have advised Shehbaz to take complete rest, urging people, including party workers and leaders, to pray for his swift recovery.

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