ISLAMABAD – First lady Samina Alvi tested negative for novel coronavirus after her husband President Dr Arif Alvi contracted infection amid third wave of the pandemic in the country.
“Alhamdulillah President @ArifAlvi has mild symptoms but is in good spirits. I had my test done too & am negative & quarantining. We had our vaccine 1st dose done but it takes time to build immunity & I request everyone to please continue to get vaccinations done & practice SOPs,” she tweeted.
Alhamdulillah President @ArifAlvi has mild symptoms but is in good spirits. I had my test done too & am negative & quarantining. We had our vaccine 1st dose done but it takes time to build immunity & I request everyone to please continue to get vaccinations done & practice SOPs.
— Samina Alvi (@Saminalvi) March 29, 2021
Earlier today, President Alvi announced in a tweet, “I have tested positive for Covid-19. May Allah have mercy on all Covid affectees. Had 1st dose of vaccine، but antibodies start developing after 2nd dose that was due in a week. Please continue to be careful”.
On March 15, the first lady along with the president got their anti-COVID vaccine.
The coronavirus’s third wave is displaying no signs of slowing down. In Pakistan, the coronavirus positivity rate crossed 11% on Monday.
According to statistics from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 40,369 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 4,525 of them testing positive, bringing the national positivity rate to 11.21 percent.
The new cases bring the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 659,116. Sindh has 264,889 cases, Punjab has 215,227, KP has 85,531 cases, the federal capital has 56,450 cases, Balochistan has 19,525, Azad Jammu and Kashmir has 12,484, and Gilgit Baltistan has 5,010 cases.
In Pakistan, there are 46,663 active COVID-19 cases, with 598,197 recovered from the virus.
Pakistan has also lost 41 people to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, with the bulk of deaths happening in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The recent deaths brought the total number of people killed in the country to 14,256. 6,246 people died in Punjab, 4,491 in Sindh, 2,301 in KP, 561 in Islamabad, 206 in Balochistan, 348 in AJK, and 103 in Gilgit Baltistan.