KARACHI: Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader and former provincial minister Faisal Subzwari and his immediate family members have tested positive for coronavirus.

In a tweet, Mr Subzwari confirmed that in the last few days his parents, wife and two daughters tested positive for Covid-19 and on Thursday he was also found suffering from the contagion.

He requested all his friends to pray for them and appealed to people to stay home.

“Among my family, only my second-oldest daughter and Madiha tested negative,” he tweeted.

“For God’s sake, be careful, be safe, because there is no space in the hospitals.”

A number of politicians and parliamentarians including more than half a dozen members of the Sindh Assembly have tested positive for Covid-19 during the last two months.

Published in Dawn, June 5th, 2020