The minister has quarantined himself at his residence

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas on Monday has tested positive for coronavirus.

According to details, the minister has quarantined himself at his residence and requested the people who have met him to undergo covid-19 test.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 26 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 564,077. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 12,333.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,048 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Most numbers of casualties have been reported in Punjab.

Till now 253,762 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 164,268 in Punjab, 69,990 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,942 in Balochistan, 42,688 in Islamabad, 9,487 in Azad Kashmir and 4,940 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 5,051 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,219 in Sindh, 1,995 in KP, 199 in Balochistan, 486 in Islamabad, 281 in Azad Kashmir and 102 in GB.

Pakistan has so far conducted 8,466,117 coronavirus tests and 32,019 in the last 24 hours. 525,997 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,680 patients are in critical condition.