Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Pakistan President Arif Alvi tested positive for Covid-19, the latest top leader to contract the coronavirus in the South Asian country that is facing a new wave of infections.

“I have tested positive for Covid-19,” the president said in a Twitter post. Alvi said he had the first dose of the vaccine and the second was due in a week. The defence minister Pervez Khattak has also tested positive for the virus, Imran Ismail, a senior leader of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, said.

Pakistan’s government has tightened curbs, closed schools and some businesses in the past week after the nation’s coronavirus positivity rate has increased to 11%, the most since the start of the virus a year ago. Prime MinisterImran Khan tested positive for Covid-19 on March 20.

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