The governor of Pakistan’s second-most populous province has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Imran Ismail, the governor of Sindh Province, announced on April 27 that the results from a test he took the previous day came back positive. “I have just been tested Covid 19 positive… Inshallah will fight it out,” the 54-year-old governor wrote on Twitter.
Sindh Province, which includes the industrial and financial center of Karachi, has imposed a strict lockdown while the rest of Pakistan is under a partial lockdown.
Pakistan has been divided over whether to ease coronavirus restrictions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began in the country on the evening of April 24.
Health officials have warned that tens of thousands of people in Pakistan are ignoring advice to stay home during Ramadan, raising fears that the coronavirus pandemic will spread further.
Pakistan has registered 13,915 positive coronavirus cases and 292 deaths, according to official numbers.