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Saturday Sep 26 2020
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Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla contracts coronavirus

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Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla. — 

Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus, as the country eases virus curbs.

Mandviwalla, in a tweet, said: "I have tested positive [for] COVID[-]19 and [have] isolated myself at home as per advice by medics."

"I request all friends and family who have recently met me [to] quarantine also. I need your prayers and blessings in this crucial time," he added.

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Mandviwalla is the latest among several mainstream politicians to have contracted the virus.

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid tested positive and recovered earlier this year.

Pakistan has registered nearly 310,000 coronavirus infections, with 6,451 deaths from the pandemic.