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Covid-19: Pak PM Imran Khan, wife comfortable with mild symptoms, say officials


Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi are feeling “comfortable with mild symptoms”, local media reported his top communication aide as saying on Sunday, a day after the couple tested positive for Covid-19.

Shahbaz Gill, special assistant to the Pakistan prime minister on political communication also, in a tweet, conveyed that PM Imran Khan and his wife are thankful to their well-wishers for their good wishes.

Imran Khan will continue to perform his official duties via video conferencing, he added.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan and First Lady Bashari Imran are comfortable with mild symptoms,” he said in the tweet.

According to local media, special assistant to the prime minister on health Dr Faisal Sultan said that Imran Khan was “fit and doing well”.

“The best advice that we could give him was to stay at home, isolate, and rest. We are monitoring his clinical parameters, and medical treatment will be given to him if required. Right now, there is no need for any treatment, as such,” Sultan was quoted as saying.

The government is in touch with the people the premier met over the last few days, he said.

“We will be contact tracing everyone and request all the individuals that met him to isolate themselves,” Sultan added.

Imran Khan tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, two days after he took the first shot of a Coivid-19 vaccine developed by China. Khan is reported to have received the first shot of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine, the only anti-Covid jab available in Pakistan.

On Saturday, Pakistan also registered the highest number of Covid-19 cases since July last year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had wished Imran Khan a speedy recovery from Covid-19 on Saturday. PM Modi said in a tweet, “Best wishes to Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI for a speedy recovery from Covid-19.”





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