Pakistan’s First Lady Samina Alvi tests positive for Covid-19

Sept 23, 2021: Samina Alvi, Pakistan’s first lady and wife of President Dr. Arif Alvi, tested positive for Covid-19, the latest notable to contract the novel disease in the South Asian country.

According to an announcement she made on twitter, Pakistan’s First Lady Samina Alvi, the spouse of President Arif Alvi, has tested positive for Covid-19.

Samina Alvi announced on Twitter that she had tested positive and was feeling a bit of weakness. She requested people to remember her in their prayers. “I was tested positive for covid, a day before. I have a little bit of weakness but Alhamdulillah doing well otherwise. Request all to keep me in your prayers please”, she revealed on Twitter a day after getting the virus.

Earlier this year, on March 29, President Arif Alvi had tested positive as well, almost 10 days after Prime Minister Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra contracted the virus.

Meanwhile, in Karachi, the police announced that they would be stopped people for spot checks on vaccine cards.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 58 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,232,595. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 27,432 on Thursday.

According to the latest figures by the NCOC 2,357 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in Pakistan.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Till now 12,490 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab 7,310 in Sindh 5,463 in KP, 907 in Islamabad, 734 in Azad Kashmir, 345 in Balochistan, and 183 in GB.

Furthermore 453,051 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 425,703 in Punjab 172,210 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 104,619 in Islamabad, 33,923 in Azad Kashmir, 32,812 in Balochistan and 10,277 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 19,049,329 coronavirus tests and 48,151 in the last 24 hours. 1,143,605 patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,561 patients are in critical condition.

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