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How PM Imran tested positive even after receiving Covid-19 vaccine, explains Pakistan's health ministry

05:10 PM | 20 Mar, 2021
How PM Imran tested positive even after receiving Covid-19 vaccine, explains Pakistan's health ministry

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday tested positive for the novel coronavirus two days after inoculating with Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

The news was confirmed by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan, who took to Twitter and wrote ‘PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating at home.’

Following the development, NHS experts say cases like these are not surprised as they do not indicate that there was something wrong with the Covid-19 jabs or how they were administered.

Ministry of National Health Services clears the air in a tweet that reads ‘Prime Minister Imran Khan was not fully vaccinated when he contracted the virus.’

The premier only administered the first dose and merely two days ago which is too soon for any vaccine to become effective. Anti-bodies develop two to three weeks after the second dose of COVID vaccines, it further added in the tweet.

The premier was administered the Covid vaccine during the second phase of the vaccination drive in the country in which people over 60 years of age are receiving jabs against the deadly virus.

On the other hand, the Covid-19 positivity ratio in Pakistan has spiked up to 10 percent on Saturday (today) as Pakistan recorded 3,876 confirmed cases - an eight-month high.

Pakistan also recorded at least 42 fatalities from the virus in the last 24 hours and the total tally of the cases has reached 623,135 out of which 29,576 were categorised as active. The highest number of cases to date has been reported in Sindh followed by Punjab and other provinces.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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