PESHAWAR: Two brothers, two nephews and personal secretary of Member National Assembly from the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Munir Khan Orakzai have also been tested positive for coronavirus.
Irfanullah, a nephew of Munir Orakzai said the test of his uncle came back as positive five days ago after which it was decided by the health officials to take the tests of his close relatives. He said the results of tests arrived on Friday according to which four family members and personal secretary Lahore Khan have also contracted coronavirus.
The close relatives of Munir Orakzai who have been tested positive include elder brother Haji Afzal Khan, younger brother Dr Fazlur Rehman and nephews Irfanullah and Tehseenullah.
Munir Orakzai and Fazlur Rehman are under treatment at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Peshawar, while the rest of patients are at home quarantine.
The coronavirus test of the MMA MNA Munir Khan Orakzai was declared positive on April 25.
Munir Khan Orakzai’s son Akhtar Munir had said at that time that condition of his father was improving.
The same day, the coronavirus test of Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister for Local Government Kamran Bangash also came as positive. The test of his family members were also taken who remained safe from the virus.
COVID-19 death toll in KP reaches 161
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is still on top among all provinces of Pakistan in coronavirus deaths as the toll has reached 161 with 15 more deaths on Friday.
172 new cases reported (12 from Torkham quarantine center) in last 24 hours taking the provincial tally to 2,799. 15 new deaths were reported (10 Peshawar, 2 Nowshera, 1 each in Swat, Battagram, Kohat) taking the tally to 161. 36 new patients recovered taking tally to 690 in KP. pic.twitter.com/EiGCG5mTCf
— Health Department KP (@HealthKPGovt) May 1, 2020
According to the KP Health Department, 10 deaths were recorded in Peshawar, two in Nowshera, and one each in Swat, Battagram and Kohat.
As many as 172 new cases of the virus were reported during the last 24 hours after which the tally of infections has increased to 2,799.
Peshawar remains the most affected district of KP with 96 deaths and 1,009 infections. Ten people have died and 78 infected in the provincial metropolis during the last 24 hours.
Swat is the second most affected district with 13 deaths followed by Mardan with eight deaths and Abbottabad and Nowshera with five deaths each.
As many as 623 people in KP have recovered from the virus so far.