Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19, said the health minister.
The minister Faisal Sultan tweeted that the 68-year-old Imran Khan is “self-isolating at home”,
Mr Khan became the prime minister of Pakistan in August 2018. He was a former captain of the national cricket team. He received his first vaccination 2 days ago.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Pakistan has recorded 623,135 cases and 13,799 deaths during the pandemic.
A person develops immunity to the virus through the vaccination that causes Covid-19 but it generally takes a few weeks for protection to develop.
Imran Khan has been holding regular meetings, including at a security conference in Islamabad ( capital of Pakistan) that was attended by a large number of people,
Mr Khan addressed that conference without wearing a mask and holding another meeting to inaugurate a housing project for poor people on Friday.
According to one of his senior advisers, Imran Khan has now a mild fever and he was tested for covid after developing a “slight cough”.
On Thursday, Mr Khan received his 1st dose of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine and has remained in good health.
Following a rise in cases, partial lockdown restrictions have recently been reintroduced in Pakistan.