Federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Tuesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, adding that he was experiencing “mild symptoms”.
In a tweet, the minister said: “I have tested positive for coronavirus. I feel fine with mild symptoms. InshAllah will get well soon.”
A day earlier, Mahmood had chaired an online meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference where it was decided to hold board exams across the country after June 20.
In March, Mahmood had said that he had gotten vaccinated for Covid-19 at the Polyclinic in Islamabad.
Meanwhile, well wishes poured in over the minister’s diagnosis. Journalist Hamid Mir was quick to wish the minister a speedy recovery.