Pakistan PM Khan tests positive for COVID-19, urges people to vaccinate

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19 two days after receiving his first vaccine dose, government officials said on Saturday, urging people not to be deterred from getting vaccinated. Pakistan’s vaccination roll-out has been met with widespread vaccine hesitancy, and Khan’s positive test could serve as a setback to the mass inoculation drive in the country of 220 million people, health experts said. Khan, 68, is “self isolating at home,” Health Minister Faisal Sultan, said in a tweet, and a close aide said he had a mild cough …

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