TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wished his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi a speedy recovery following news that he has contracted the coronavirus.

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Zarif sent the message on Friday shortly after the Pakistani top diplomat earlier in the day announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

“This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home,” Qureshi said on Twitter. He said he felt healthy and would carry on his duties from home.

In the last few days, Qureshi has had contact with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in parliament and in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Pictures released from those meetings showed Qureshi and others wearing face masks.

Pakistan has reported 221,896 cases of the coronavirus and 4,451 deaths. The country has continued to see around 4,000 new cases on a daily basis, despite daily testing numbers falling.