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Faisal Edhi tests positive for coronavirus

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Social worker, Faisal Head of one of Pakistan’s largest charity groups, the Edhi Foundation, has tested positive for coronavirus, Geo News reported on Tuesday.

According to Geo News, Edhi is in Islamabad at the moment and had insisted on being tested since he had been on the ground working with patients. His family will also undergo test for the virus as well.

Edhi had traveled to Lahore and then to Islamabad, where he met Prime Minister Imran Khan and donated a Rs10 million check on behalf of his organisation.

His family told the news channel, he had insisted on a test whose result came back today as positive.

Moreover, Edhi’s son, Saad Edhi told Geo News, everyone who had come in contact with him will be tested for the virus. According to his test reports, he had no symptoms of the virus.

The social worker is in isolation and is in constant contact with his doctor, Geo News said. 

Last week, Edhi had met Prime Minister Imran Khan and presented Rs10 million cheque to the Prime Minister’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Dr Faisal Sultan, the prime minister’s focal person on coronavirus told Geo News, said he will meet the premier in the evening tonight and apprise him of the situation.

“I will speak to the prime minister about this,” Sultan said. “Keeping in mind the situation and what we know about the virus and how it is spread through contact, I will make recommendations.”

The final decision to take the test or not rests with the prime minister, Sultan added.

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