Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
KARACHI: The staff of Bilawal House Karachi have been directed to undergo coronavirus tests, sources revealed to Geo News on Tuesday, after an aide of the PPP chairperson contracted COVID-19.
The sources revealed that according to the new directives, no member of the Bilawal House Karachi staff would be allowed inside unless and until they underwent a coronavirus PCR test.
The employees advised to get themselves tested for COVID-19 include the security personnel as well, sources added.
The latest directives came from former president and PPP co-chairperson, Asif Ali Zardari, sources at Bilawal House Karachi said.
The development comes as Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari's political secretary, Jameel Soomro, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Speaking to Geo News, Soomro confirmed that he had indeed contracted COVID-19. "I got tested after returning from Gilgit and the result came back positive," he said.
A spokesperson for the Bilawal House Karachi said the PPP boss had also given a sample for his test as well, the report of which was expected tomorrow.
Bilawal Bhutto has gone into self-isolation as a precaution, the spokesperson added.