Pakistan President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
This comes days after the Pakistani president and his wife Samina Alvi received the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm earlier this month, according to Xinhua.According to The News International, the President's news of testing positive for the virus comes almost 10 days after Prime Minister Imran Khan also tested positive.
"I have tested positive for Covid-19. May Allah have mercy on all Covid affectees. Had 1st dose of vaccine, but antibodies start developing after 2nd dose that was due in a week. Please continue to be careful," Alvi wrote in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail announced that defence minister Pervez Khattak had also been diagnosed with the virus. "Get well soon PK," wrote Ismail, who himself contracted and recovered from the virus last year.
On March 20, Prime Minister Imran Khan had tested positive for Covid-19 after which he had self-isolated himself. Khan was inoculated on March 18 - two days before he tested positive for the virus.
The News International reported that doctors said the vaccine did not have enough time to be effective and that PM Imran Khan may have contracted the virus a few days prior to developing symptoms for it.
Khan's wife also tested positive for coronavirus.