ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan on Saturday.
PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self isolating at home
— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) March 20, 2021
Separately, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Political Affairs Dr. Shahbaz Gill also confirmed that Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at home; however, with the blessings of Allah Almighty, his symptoms are not severe.
Dr. Shahbaz Gill said that the prime minister has a mild fever and cough.
وزیراعظم عمران خان کا COVID-19 کا ٹیسٹ مثبت آیا ہے۔وہ اپنی رہائش گاہ پر قرنطینہ میں ہیں۔ اللہ کا شکر ہے کہ انکی علامات شدید نہیں ہیں۔ بہت ہلکی سی کھانسی اور ہلکا سا بخار ہے ۔ اللہ انکو جلد صحتیاب کرے آمین۔ انشاللہ آپکو ان کی صحت کے بارے آپ ڈیٹ دیتے رہیں گے
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) March 20, 2021
Imran Khan was scheduled to personally speak to the people on the telephone at 03:00 pm on March 21; however, according to Senator Faisal Javed, following his infection with Coronavirus, now a new date will be announced later.
“Due to PM Imran Khan testing positive for COVID-19, New Date for Live interaction with Public will be announced soon. Lots of prayers Folded hands for everyone and PM Imran Khan. May ALLAH help him recover soon,” Faisal Javed wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, First Lady Bushra Bibi has also tested positive for COVID-19.
Earlier on March 18, the prime minister got vaccinated for COVID-19 and also appealed to the masses to ensure the compliance of Coronavirus SOPs to avert the third wave of the pandemic.
May Allah protect him and give him shifa. 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 https://t.co/0ZZBamNVlS
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) March 20, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan 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 vaccines. #VaccinesWork
— Ministry of National Health Services, Pakistan (@nhsrcofficial) March 20, 2021
The Coronavirus Cases have once again been witnessing an exponential surge in the Country as it registered 3,876 infections on March 19, which was the highest since July 3, 2020.
The Federal Capital is also among those areas showing an increase in positivity ratio.
In the last 24 hours, 5,958 COVID-19 tests were carried out in Islamabad and 747 of them returned positive with a ratio of 12.5%.
WARNING: We have 747 cases against 5958 tests run in the federal capital positivity is 12.5%. In last few days trajectory is skyrocketing.
You shouldn’t panic, follow all the SoP’s and Advisory issued by this office, dont leave homes unnecessarily. @nhsrcofficial pic.twitter.com/zhAVaJu8eH
— Zaeem Zia MD-MPH (@ZaeemZia) March 20, 2021