ISLAMABAD (REPORTBEAT) –Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, confirmed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Saturday.
The news comes two days after the premier was vaccinated against the virus. However, the premier had received his first dose and not the second jab for the vaccine. Dr Sultan added that the premier is now isolating at home.
The Ministry of National Health Services also clarified that the premier was “not fully vaccinated” when he contracted the virus. The ministry added that only the first dose was administered, which is “too soon for any vaccine to become effective”.
It further added that anti-bodies against the virus develop 2-3 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine is administered.
Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar also said that it was “certain” that the prime minister was infected prior to vaccination as Covid-19 symptoms appear a few days after exposure to the virus.
Praying for the premier’s health, Umar urged people to vaccinate against the deadly pandemic.