KARACHI – Pakistani actor and producer Adnan Siddiqui recently announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19 amid fears of the fourth wave of the pandemic in the country.
The Meri Adhoor Mohabbat actor took to Instagram where he made the announcement.
“So I have been bitten by the bug!” the actor wrote. “Not the love bug, by the Covid-19 one. I tested positive today, thankfully with mild infection and immediately placed myself in isolation. I urge all of you who came in contact with me in the last one week, to get the test done.”
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Fingers crossed. Stay safe guys!” Siddiqui concluded the post.
As he shared the news, several celebrities such as Hira Mani, Bilal Ashra and others wished him a speedy recovery from the infection.
Covid Situation in Pakistan
Pakistan on Monday recorded a positivity rate of 7.5 percent.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operation Centre, 49,947 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the past 24 hours, with 3,752 coming back positive.
The COVID-19 positivity rate is now 7.51 per cent, according to the official data.
After 32 more individuals died in the previous 24 hours, the country’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 23,048 fatalities, bringing the overall number of cases to 108,446.
In addition, 1,641 patients across the country have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 927,599, while the number of current cases is 57,799.
On Saturday, the NCOC declared COVID-19 vaccination certificates mandatory for domestic air travel in a bid to push vaccination campaigns amid fears of the fourth wave of the pandemic.
The top Covid-19 monitoring body in a tweet urged the people to receive jabs by July 31in order to avoid any inconvenience in this regard.
The new policy will be implemented from August 1 when travelers will have to show the proof of vaccination at airports.