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Pakistan PM Imran Khan, his wife test Covid-19 positive days after taking Chinese vaccine Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan, his wife test Covid-19 positive days after taking Chinese vaccine

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Mar 2021, 12:10 am

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have tested positive for Covid-19, two days the first shot of the Coivid-19 vaccine Sinopharm developed by China. 

Imran Khan's special assistant on National Health Service, Faisal Sultan revealed the news on Twitter.

"PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating at home," Faisal Sultan tweeted.

The Pakistan Prime Minister's Office also confirmed this later.

Sixty-eight-year-old Khan has been seen on various occasions without wearing a mask.

News reports said Khan had taken the first shot of a Coivid-19 vaccine, Sinopharm, developed by China, two days ago.

Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services issued a statement asserting the effectiveness of the Chinese vaccine.

"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"

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished a "speedy recovery" to Imran Khan.

"Best wishes to Prime Minister Imran Khan for a speedy recovery from COVID-19," he tweeted.