Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has tested positive for coronavirus again, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed on Wednesday as the country battles the fifth wave of the pandemic.

News of Shahbaz testing positive comes as positivity ratio in Pakistan has reached 9.48 percent and in Lahore 15.2 percent in the last 24 hours.

The PML-N president, a cancer survivor, who had last tested positive for COVID-19 in June 2020, has been isolating at home and resting as per his doctor’s advice, Aurangzeb said in a statement.

“Shehbaz Sharif has asked the masses and the PML-N workers to pray for his health,” she added.

President Arif Alvi and Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood were recently tested positive for coronavirus again. However, the president has recovered from the virus six days after testing positive. 


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