,03-Jul-2020 Updated 08:18, 04-Jul-2020

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday evening confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining at home.

The foreign minister announced the news on Twitter, saying "this afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for COVID-19."

He said he felt healthy and would carry on his duties from home.

There are no reports about the possible links which caused his infection. He had been conducting meetings continuously and had reportedly visited his hometown and met some locals.

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