COVID-19: Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive two days after getting a vaccine jab
Pakistan PM Imran Khan is isolating at home, informed Pakistan’s infectious disease expert Faisal Sultan on his Twitter handle.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, two days after receiving the first dose of the Chinese vaccine.
PM Imran Khan is isolating at home, informed Pakistan’s infectious disease expert Faisal Sultan on his Twitter handle.
The 67-year-old PM received the first dose of Chinese vaccination against COVID-19 on Thursday. He reportedly had shown symptoms of COVID-19 on the same day he got the first jab of the vaccine.
In Pakistan, the COVID-19 vaccine is being provided to people 60 years of age and above and to front-line health workers.
Pakistan on Thursday also imposed smart lockdowns in areas reporting a rise in coronavirus cases. All markets, shopping malls, offices, and restaurants will remain closed in the areas of smart lockdown. Only grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, bakeries, meat, and milk shops will be allowed to remain open.
Punjab province Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said that smart lockdowns are imposed in Gujrat, Sialkot, and Hafizabad, which will remain in effect till March 30 in Gujrat, March 24 in Sialkot, and March 26 in Hafizabad.
The prime minister had urged the citizens of his country to ensure the full implementation of norms to prevent the surge in cases of coronavirus. He was vaccinated as part of the nationwide anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign which is underway in its first phase.
Pakistan recorded the highest 3,495 new coronavirus cases in a single-day after three months as the national tally of infections reached 615,810 on Thursday, according to the official data. It is the highest number of new cases in a day since December 6 last year when 3,795 cases were recorded, according to the Ministry of National Health Services reported.