ISLAMABAD: Minister for Housing and Works and Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader, Tariq Bashir Cheema has been hospitalised after contracting coronavirus. The minister has been under treatment at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) since Saturday night. Doctors treating Tariq Bashir Cheema have decided to keep him at the hospital for a few days. A large number of ministers, government functionaries, and political figures have been affected by the virus since the pandemic began in the country. Lately, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza tested positive for Covid-19. “I have tested positive for COVID-19,” he tweeted, adding that he has mild symptoms of the highly contagious disease. “Under med advice I have isolated myself at home & taking all precautions,” he said. On July 3, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had tested positive for coronavirus. The foreign minister, in a Twitter post, had said that he underwent the test after feeling a slight fever this afternoon. FM Qureshi had maintained that he quarantined himself at his home after his test reports for the virus came out positive.