After Imran Khan, Pakistan President Arif Alvi Tests Covid Positive

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The president of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, tested Covid positive on Monday.

President of Pakistan Ariz Alvi. (Photo credit: Ariz Alivi's Twitter account)

The president of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, in a Tweet on Monday said that he tested positive for Covid-19.

Alvi added: “Had the first dose of vaccine, but antibodies start developing after the second that was due in a week.”

Urging people to be careful, he wrote: “Please continue to be careful.”

Pakistan had imposed a complete ban on travel from 12 countries, including South Africa, Rwanda and Tanzania, in a bid to curb the spike of coronavirus cases as the country on March 21 recorded 3,667 new cases, taking the national tally to 626,802.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) notified a fresh list of countries categorised into A, B and C after emergence of South African and Brazilian strain of the virus and imposed a complete ban on travel from 12 countries, categorised as C.

The travel restrictions and a ban on inbound passengers from 12 countries will remain effective from March 23 to April 5.

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