Islamabad – The Prime Minister Imran Khan Officials said Pakistan has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Mr. Khan is in isolation at home and is expected to remain in isolation for at least 10 days. Officials said. “The prime minister has a mild cough and fever,” said Dr. Faisal Sultan, the country’s de facto health minister. “A team of doctors is treating him.”
The prime minister received his first vaccine dose on Thursday, and officials said he appeared to have been infected before the vaccination. Government ministers and other officials who have been in contact with Mr Khan in the past three days are now undergoing testing for the virus. Vaccine protection usually takes some time to start working, and two doses of most vaccines are needed to provide maximum protection.
Mr. Khan, 68 years old, Prof. Former cricketerOverall, very healthy. But critics say it was unofficial at wearing a mask. During the opening of government projects on Friday, Mr. Khan can be seen in pictures without a mask while meeting with officials.
Pakistan faces a third wave of the epidemic, with the rate of positivity rising in recent weeks. “It’s very worrying,” said Dr. Sultan, who pointed out. The rate rose to 9.5 percent.
“The pressure is escalating in the federal capital, Peshawar, Karachi, and major urban centers in Punjab,” he said at a press conference.
The epidemic has infected more than 623 thousand people in Pakistan, and more than 14 thousand people have died, According to the New York Times Database.
Officials urged the public to adhere to safety protocols, warning that failure to do so could lead to tougher restrictions. The increasing number of cases prompted authorities to impose restrictions on food outlets and social gatherings.
Pakistan this month began vaccinating citizens over the age of 60 with the Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine.