Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests COVID-19 positive, two days after taking vaccine

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Published: March 21,2021 08:10 AM
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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus, the country's top officer of health services has tweeted. Khan has isolated himself at home, said Faisal Sultan

March 21, 2021: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus, the country's top officer of health services has tweeted. Khan has isolated himself at home, said Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Pakistani PM on health services.



"PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating at home," Mr Sultan tweeted, without giving further details.





The Prime Minister's Office too confirmed the development.





According to the sources, Imran Khan had taken China's Sinovac vaccine two days ago on March 18. He received the first shot of vaccination against COVID-19 and urged the citizens of his country to ensure the full implementation of norms to prevent the surge in cases of coronavirus.



The South Asian nation of 220 million is seeing a sharp rise in the coronavirus infections.