Two MNAs in Pakistan tested positive for the novel coronavirus
*ISLAMABAD – Two members of National Assembly (NA) have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).*
According to the sources, Syed Mahmood Shah and Gul Zafar Khan – a PTI MNA from Bajaur – tested positive for the infection that has thus far infected about 29,500 people and killed hundreds across the country.
Swabs of the affected lawmakers and others were taken by a special team of the National Institute of Health on May 8.
All members of the upper and lower houses of the parliament were instructed to take a test for the deadly virus before attending their scheduled sessions so as to avert a potential risk of the spread of the infection among the lawmakers.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam, Senators Raja Zafarul Haq, Mushahid Hussain Syed, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Saleem Zia, Abdul Qayum and others tested negative.