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Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari is ‘isolating and recovering’ after contracting COVID-19

Karachi: As COVID-19 cases once again rise in Pakistan, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, the eldest daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari and late prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has tested positive for coronavirus on April 2.

Bakhtawar Bhutto said on Wednesday that she is recovering and self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Sharing the the information on her twitter handle, she reminded people to remain “cautious” and urged them to “call people out if their masks don’t cover their nose”.

Bakhtawar, who had recently got married, also asked people to get vaccinated and help those less fortunate to get vaccinated too. “May Allah keep us all safe. Aameen,” she wrote.

From politicians to celebrities to public, wishes for prayers and a speedy recovery poured in across social media after the news broke that Bakhtawar Bhutto has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Last year in November, Bakhtawar’s brother Bilawal, the PPP chairman, has also contracted the novel coronavirus and missed her engagement party because he was in isolation.

Deaths from COVID-19 cross the 100-mark for the second day in a row

Pakistan on Wednesday reported 4,004 active cases of COVID-19 as the new virus cases continue to spike in the country. According to the Ministry of National Health Services Pakistan conducted 41,699 tests during the last twenty-four hours that resulted in 4,004 new cases of coronavirus in the country. The total number of Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases has jumped to 696,184 while with 102 deaths in the same period – the second consecutive day of 100+ deaths – the death toll stands at 15,026.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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