ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers on Saturday issued a press release concerning the vaccination of Prime Minister Imran Khan after he examined optimistic for coronavirus.
The ministry clarified that the premier had not been “absolutely vaccinated” when he was identified with the virus.
The well being ministry clarified that the premier had solely obtained the primary dose of the vaccine, and that too merely 2 days in the past.
It defined that that timeframe was “too quickly for any vaccine to develop into efficient”.
“Antibodies develop 2-Three weeks after the second dose of 2-dose COVID vaccines,” added the assertion.
The prognosis comes because the nation grapples with a lethal third wave of a virus that has already killed practically 13,800 individuals from greater than 620,000 infections — though restricted testing suggests actual figures are probably a lot larger.
“At this level, the prime minister’s workplace can solely affirm that the honourable prime minister has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and has self-isolated,” his workplace stated.
The 68-year-old obtained a shot of the Chinese language-produced Sinopharm vaccine on Thursday — one among over 1,000,000 doses donated to Pakistan by Beijing.
Earlier Saturday, Khan’s adviser on well being stated the rise in optimistic virus circumstances over the previous few days was “an alarming state of affairs”.
The impoverished nation of 220 million has largely averted the form of main lockdowns seen in different nations, as an alternative choosing “sensible” containment insurance policies which see neighbourhoods closed off for brief durations.