Islamabad: Pakistan's health minister Dr Zafar Mirza said on Monday that he was tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the latest senior minister in the country to be hit by the deadly virus.
Mirza said that he was experiencing "mild symptoms" and was taking all precautions.
"I have tested positive for COVID-19. Under med advice I have isolated myself at home & taking all precautions. I have mild symptoms. Please keep me in your kind prayers," tweeted Mirza, who has been at the forefront of the government's response to the pandemic.
On Friday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease and quarantined himself.
Qureshi is the Vice President of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and considered as number two in the government after Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Several Pakistani lawmakers contracted the deadly virus and some of them have also died.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's coronavirus tally has crossed the 231,000-mark with more than 4,762 deaths.