President Arif Alvi tests positive for COVID-19

By: News Desk      Published: 07:17 PM, 29 Mar, 2021
President Arif Alvi tests positive for COVID-19

President Arif Alvi tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.   

President Alvi took to Twitter and said that he tested positive for the coronavirus. He said that he had received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, but antibodies started developing after the second dose. He urged the people to be careful.   

Alvi wrote on Twitter, "I have tested positive for Covid-19. May Allah have mercy on all Covid affectees. I had the 1st dose of vaccine، but antibodies started developing after the second dose that was due in a week. Please continue to be careful.”

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi tested positive for the novel coronavirus on March 20. The couple quarantined themselves at home in Bani Gala. 

In a major development, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday announced a complete lockdown from April 1 in the cities where the coronavirus positivity rate had been recorded at 12 per cent or more. 

Pakistan reported 4,525 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours (Sunday), said the National Command and Control (NCOC). There were 41 more causalities related to the deadly disease as the death toll due to coronavirus reached 14,256 that represents a ratio of 2.2%.