Prime Minister Khan Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated himself at his home, his Special Assistant on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said.
“PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self isolating at home,” Faisal Sultan announced on Twitter.
On Thursday, the prime minister had got his COVID jab and had appealed to the people to continue exercising precaution in view of the third wave of the pandemic.
The prime minister was having mild symptoms with a light fever and cough. He also prayed for his early recovery, Special Assistant to PM Shahbaz Gill said on Twitter.
Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar said the prime minister experienced some symptoms on the day of getting vaccine.
“Some people questioning the efficacy of vaccination since he was vaccinated Thursday evening. The symptoms take a few days before manifesting. Hence it is certain that PM had been infected PRIOR to vaccination. So please do vaccinate,” he said on Twitter.
The Ministry of National Health and Services also clarified that the prime minister was not fully vaccinated when he contracted the virus.
“He only got the 1st dose and merely 2 days ago which is too soon for any vaccine to become effective. Anti-bodies develop 2-3 weeks after 2nd dose of 2-dose COVID vaccine,” according to the ministry.
(Excerpts : Associated Press of Pakistan)
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests Covid-19 positive
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19, the country's health minister said on Saturday, two days after the premier got his vaccination.