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Islamabad: Pakistan politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has tested positive for coronavirus. Bilawal Bhutto said on Thursday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal shared on Twitter that he was currently experiencing mild symptoms. “I’ll continue working from home and will be addressing PPP foundation day via video link”. He also urged everyone to “wear a mask” saying “see you on the other side.”

Bilawal recently returned to Karachi after a month-long election campaign in Gilgit-Baltistan. He got tested after his political secretary, Jameel Soomro, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this week. Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was also infected with coronavirus and is currently self-isolating.

The news comes days after the 11-party opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement, decided to stage a rally in Peshawar defying the government’s ban on public gatherings and rallies in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus as the deadly second wave is persisting. Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the public to adopt preventative measures, especially wear masks and avoid all large public gatherings.

Pakistan has witnessed a sharp rise in coronavirus cases during the last two weeks. The country reported over 3,300 cases on November 25 and nearly 40 fatalities.