ISLAMABAD: Few days after inoculation against COVID-19, Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
Imran Khan has quarantined himself at his home, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Faisal Sultan.
“PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self isolating at home,” wrote Faisal Sultan on his Twitter account.
A couple of days ago, the prime minister had got himself vaccinated with Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.
In a separate statement, Dr Faisal Sultan has said that the COVID positivity ratio has doubled from 4.50 percent to 9.50 percent in the last few days. He said it was an alarming situation which was increasing burden on our healthcare system.
“The pressure is especially being seen on the health infrastructure in major cities of Punjab, Islamabad and Peshawar,” he said.
The special assistant said it was our collective responsibility to fully comply with the SOPs to cope with the challenge. He advised the people to wear masks and ensure social distancing and the wedding events should also be organized in open air with the minimum possible guests.
Regarding vaccination, he said the process was continuing and people aged over seventy years can get vaccination shots without any appointment.
Faisal Sultan said two consignments of vaccine purchased by Pakistan will also arrive in the country by the end of this month.