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Hafeez Sheikh tests positive for COVID-19

In the last 24 hours Islamabad has reported  754 cases, and 2 coronavirus deaths.

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Hafeez Sheikh, the former finance minister, has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Newly-appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar shared the update on Dr. Sheikh’s health in a tweet.

He said he had “just found out that Dr. Hafeez Sheikh has tested positive for Covid-19”.

“I pray for his swift recovery and good health. Ameen,” Azhar wrote.

Sheikh was appointed Advisor on Finance in 2019, amid a cabinet reshuffle, after Minister for Finance Asad Umar tendered in his resignation.

Abdul Hafeez Sheikh could have held the post of finance minister till June this year, but it was a day ago, the federal government decided to remove him.

The federal government removed Sheikh and appointed Azhar as the new finance minister on March 29.

A day earlier, the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, and Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak had also tested for COVID-19.

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan in a statement said that the third wave of Coronavirus is more severe and patients are coming with COVID-19 infection in hospitals in Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and other areas of the country.

In the last 24 hours Islamabad has reported  754 cases, and 2 coronavirus deaths.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.