Islamabad: Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi on Monday announced that he has tested positive for the Corona virus after receiving the first dose of a vaccine and reminded citizens that antibodies do not develop immediately after getting a shot.
Alvi wrote on Twitter
“I have tested positive for Covid-19. May Allah have mercy on all Covid affectees. Had 1st dose of vaccine، but antibodies start developing after 2nd dose that was due in a week. Please continue to be careful,”
Pakistan’s Defence Minister
Perwaiz Khattak too has reportedly been diagnosed with the virus, this was announced by
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Twitter
“Get well soon PK,” wrote Ismail, who himself contracted and recovered from the virus last year.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister of Imran Khan too had tested positive for COVID-19, two days after he had been inoculated with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.
Pakistan launched the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in early February, two days after receiving 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses from China. Pakistan has also approved the use of the UK-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine and Russia’s Sputnik V.
Pakistan has so far confirmed over 659,000 cases of COVID-19, including 14,200 fatalities and 598,000 recoveries.