ISLAMABAD: Dr Zafar Mirza, special adviser to the prime minister on health, has contracted the novel coronavirus.
Making the announcement through a tweet, Dr Mirza said that he was experiencing mild symptoms. He added that as per his doctor’s advice, he was self-isolating at home.
<327> I have tested positive for COVID-19. Under med advice I have isolated myself at home & taking all precautions. I have mild symptoms. Please keep me in your kind prayers. Colleagues, keep up the good work! You are making a big difference & I am proud of you.
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) July 6, 2020
Dr Mirza, who has been at the forefront of the government’s fight against the pandemic, urged his colleagues to continue the campaign. “You are making a big difference & I am proud of you,” he said.