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Days after meeting Pak PM Imran Khan, man tests COVID-19 positive

Faisal Edhi, the son of famous philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, started showing symptoms last week soon after meeting with PM Khan in Islamabad on April 15.

Published: 21st April 2020 03:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2020 03:26 PM   |  A+A-

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo| AFP)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo| AFP)

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: The son of a well-known Pakistani philanthropist, who met Prime Minister Imran Khan last week, has been tested positive for the coronavirus.

Faisal Edhi, the son of famous philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, started showing symptoms last week soon after meeting with Prime Minister Khan in Islamabad on April 15, Dawn newspaper reported on Tuesday.

"The symptoms lasted for four days before subsiding," his son Saad said.

"Soon after, he got tested for COVID-19 and the results were positive," he added.

Saad added that his father was currently in Islamabad and was doing better.

"He has not been admitted to any hospital and is self-isolating," he said.

Faisal last week met Khan and handed over a Rs 10 million cheque for the premier's coronavirus relief fund.

It was not known so far if Prime Minister Khan would undergo testing.

The Edhi Foundation was founded by the late Abdul Sattar Edhi and is the leading charity organisation.

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