Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests negative for COVID-19


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested negative for the coronavirus on Wednesday.


Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, the special assistant to the Prime Minister on information and broadcasting, has confirmed the test result.
"The test used was a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). I am happy to report that his test is negative”, Firdous Ashiq Awan said.

His samples were collected by a team of doctors from the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.

Firdous Ashiq Awan added that the family of the Prime Minister had already tested negative. 

Pakistan Prime Minister Khan underwent COVID-19 test after Edhi Foundation Chairman Faisal Edhi, who met the premier a few days ago, was diagnosed positive for the virus.

Last week, Faisal Edhi, the son of late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, had handed over a Rs 10 million cheque for the premier's coronavirus relief fund.

Earlier, Faisal Edhi's son Saad told the Dawn newspaper that his father started showing symptoms last week, soon after meeting Khan in Islamabad on April 15.


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