LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari has become the latest government functionary to be afflicted with the novel coronavirus.
Mazari is believed to have come into contact with several ministers and MPAs before he turned out to be coronavirus positive.
In a video statement, the deputy speaker confirmed the news saying he had isolated himself.
“I had got tested for coronavirus on return from Dubai on April 28 and was declared negative. I took another test after a week which turned out to be positive for the disease,” Mazari said.
In his message, Mazari appealed to the public to pray for his early recovery.