PM Imran Khan recovers from COVID-19


Islamabad – Staff Reporter:

Prime Minister Imran Khan has “fully recovered” from the coronavirus, PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan said on Tuesday.

The premier’s positive diagnosis was announced 10 days ago, on March 20.

“He has resumed work gradually and started building up his work routine as per doctors’ instructions keeping in view national and international guidelines,” Javed tweeted, urging the public to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Prime Minister Imran has returned a negative test.

The premier had gone into self-isolation at home after testing positive for the virus. His wife and first lady Bushra Bibi was also confirmed to have the virus the same day.

Imran came under severe criticism from the opposition last week after he presided over a meeting of his media team at his Banigala residence while he was supposed to be under quarantine.

The opposition said the prime minister had himself violated standard operating procedures despite the third wave of the virus underway in the country and called for the registration of a First Information Report against all the people who attended the meeting for violating the SOPs.

None of the government’s spokespersons could defend the prime minister adequately on his act of chairing a meeting during the quarantine period and many of them avoided engaging with media personnel over the issue.

It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had tested COVID-19 positive on March 17, confirmed SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan.

Dr Faisal Sultan in his tweet had said that the premier has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home.

Two days earlier after testing positive for the COVID-19, PM Khan got his first COVID-19 jab during the second phase of the vaccination.

The premier had received the anti-COVID jab from Islamabad. On the occasion, he had appealed to the nation to ensure strict adherence to the SOPs designed to counter COVID-19 spread.