Zartaj Gul, COVID-19, definition, Pakistan

Pakistan Minister Zartaj Gul trolled for sharing ‘bizarre’ definition of COVID-19

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir accidentally galvanized memes creators into action on the social media after she shared a rather unfounded definition of COVID-19 during live TV show.

“COVID-19 means that it has 19 points that can be applied in any country in any way,” Ms Gul said during a current affairs show on PTV News.


Actually, COVID-19 means ‘Coronavirus disease 2019’. The ‘CO’ in the word stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’

Gul’s novel definition of the virus stirred a storm on social media, with Twitterati posting her video clip defining the disease and taking shots at the minister for not knowing enough about it.

Here’s what the minister says after her video went viral!

Zartaj Gul, COVID-19, definition, Pakistan

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