Pakistan

Yasmin Rashid tests positive for COVID-19

Yasmin Rashid tests positive for COVID-19

Lahore -Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for the lawmaker confirmed, as Pakistan faces a rising number of Omicron cases.
The health minister is isolating at home, the spokesperson said, adding that she got herself tested after her son tested positive upon his arrival in the United States.
The spokesperson said Dr Rashid attended a meeting regarding dengue today, where the province’s chief secretary was also in attendance. “All the participants of the meeting have been asked to get themselves tested.”
The fifth wave of COVID-19, which is driven by the Omicron variant, is spreading at a great pace in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had said Monday as Pakistan reported its highest number of daily infections in over two months.
While addressing the epidemic curve chart data, the national immunisation plan, and disease prevalence across the country in a morning session, the NCOC confirmed that the positivity rate in Karachi has risen from 2% to 6% in the last three days, with the highest number of positive instances.
The country’s nerve centre in the fight against coronavirus has urged the masses to use face masks to avoid contracting the new variant and ensure social distancing at the outdoors to minimise disease spread.

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