Karachi, April 28: The Governor of Pakistan’s Sindh province has tested positive for the COVID-19 and was self-quarantining at his residence following the test result.
“I believe this is nothing what we are prepared for. May Allah give us strength to fight the pandemic inshallah,” he said in a tweet.
The death toll due to the coronavirus rose to 293 in Pakistan while the total number of cases jumped to 13,947 on Monday.
Sindh has registered 4,956 positive cases so far. Some 50 police personnel, including six inspectors, have also tested positive for the virus.
According to Karachi City police chief Additional Inspector General Ghulam Nabi Memon, the majority of the infected police officials are those were not deployed for the active field duty.
The police personnel, one of whom has recovered, are undergoing treatment in isolation wards at different hospitals in Karachi.