Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan tests positive for Covid-19

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York | Photo: Angela Weiss / AFP

Islamabad, Pakistan – The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has tested positive for Covid-19 two days after vaccination.

The Health Minister of Pakistan, Faisal Sultan informed this in a tweet and said that the PM was self-isolated. Pakistan health authorities have shared no further details on the the PMs status.

PM Imran Khan held a number of meetings recently, including a security conference and housing project inauguration for poor people according to Reuters.

Pakistan has recorded a steep rise in the Covid-19 numbers, with 3,876 people testing positive in the last 24 hours, the highest number of daily infections since early July, summing the total infections at 620,000.

The nation launched its vaccination campaign on 10 March 2021 with Chinese Sinopharm and CanSinoBio vaccines.

Pakistan has approved Chinese Sinopharm and CanSinoBio, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines for emergency use.