Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for COVID-19: Top health official

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for COVID-19: Top health official

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for COVID-19: Top health official

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Mar, 2021 | 6:09 pm

Prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday (20) tested positive for the COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home, his top aide on health Dr. Faisal Sultan said, two days after he got the first shot of vaccination.

Khan, 67, was vaccinated on Thursday (18) as part of the nationwide anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign which is underway in its first phase.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Dr. Sultan took to Twitter to confirm that Khan has contracted the coronavirus.

“PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating at home,” he said in a tweet.

Khan’s spokesman Dr. Shehbaz Gill said that the prime minister has just a slight fever and cough.

Khan had been active until Friday (19) when he visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and inaugurated a highway and an academic block of a university. He urged the citizens to ensure the full implementation of norms to prevent the surge in cases of coronavirus.

Pakistan officials last week said that the country was hit by the third wave of the pandemic.

According to the Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker, Pakistan has so far reported 623,135 cases and 13,799 deaths.

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