Indian PM Modi wishes Imran Khan speedy recovery
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday wished a speedy recovery to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, who has contracted coronavirus.
"Best wishes to Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI for a speedy recovery from COVID-19," PM Modi tweeted.
Best wishes to Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI for a speedy recovery from COVID-19.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan, who got a vaccine shot a couple of days ago, has been tested positive for coronavirus,.
The announcement was made by Special Assistant to the PM on Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan in a tweet uploaded on Saturday. According to Dr Faisal Sultan, the prime minister has placed himself in self-isolation at his home in Banigala.
The 68-year-old former top cricketer received a shot of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine on Thursday, as the country battles a third wave of the virus. "At this point, the prime minister's office can only confirm that the honourable prime minister has tested positive for Covid-19 and has self-isolated," his office said.
Imran Khan was suffering from a mild cough and a mild fever, his spokesman Shahbaz Gill later added, saying the positive test was performed on Saturday.
His aides were quick to put distance between the diagnosis and his first jab of the two-dose vaccine.
"Please do not link it to the corona vaccine. Immunity develops a few weeks after the vaccine is given. Make sure to vaccinate your elders and loved ones. Be careful," Gill added.
Imran Khan was probably infected before he got the vaccine shot, during a series of public engagements this week, Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz told a private TV channel.