Vaccination drives across the world are going in full swing. Not just common people, but various politicians, leaders and head of states are also getting vaccinated.
The most recent leader to join the bandwagon is Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who got inoculated with a Chinese vaccine on March 18. But just two days after taking the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, PM Khan got tested positive for the virus on Saturday (March 18).
The news was confirmed by Faisal Sultan, who is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination.
“PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self isolating at home,” Sultan said in a tweet. PM Khan received the first jab of the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm on March 18.
Soon after the news broke, netizens are having a field day. Twitter is flooded with hilarious memes with the hashtags #ImranKhan and #ChineseVaccine trending on the microblogging site. Many users laughed at the fact that how the Chinese vaccine has truly stood up to it ‘China ka maal’ tag.
Le Xi jipling to sulla imran pic.twitter.com/nycSPkIXWB
— Piyush Jadhav (@Thepiyushjadhav) March 20, 2021
PM #ImranKhan Niazi tested positive for #coronavirus even after taking #chinesevaccine . let me know why #Pakistan Govt is wasting public money to purchase this useless #vaccine of #China ? Wishing #imrankhancertifiedvotechor a speedy recovery. aapne ghabrana nhi he.#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/ySPhA6lBK1
— Muhammad Usman (@mdusman_pak) March 20, 2021
#ImranKhan reported COVID +ve after application of Chinese vaccine.
Indians be like pic.twitter.com/zQ3w9SfNHI
— THE VICTIM CARD (@Victim_Card_) March 20, 2021
— (@ElonMast_) March 20, 2021
— Saqib (@sbaloch_007) March 20, 2021
— Memes In Hindi (@memesinhindi) March 20, 2021
— (@ul_aabedeen) March 20, 2021
The PM #ImranKhan tests positive for covid-19
Sita White in heaven: pic.twitter.com/VrrXAbSbzV
— TeaserSixer (@teasersixer) March 20, 2021
#Imrankhan test positive for Covid19 after taking chinese vaccine....
— (@PONEDO_AANKH) March 20, 2021
When Someone Goes to take the #ChineseVaccine for the bl00dy Chinese Virus......
— D A (@diwakaran_a) March 19, 2021
— gaurav bohet (@GauravBohet) March 20, 2021
There were many people who also wished for the speedy recovery and good health of the Pakistan PM.
This news comes a day after the South Asian nation received half a million doses of coronavirus vaccines donated by China.
China had donated 500,000 doses of Sinopharm to Pakistan on February 1, enabling the country to launch a vaccination drive a day later. The country, which has reported 615,810 COVID-19 cases so far, launched COVID-19 vaccinations for the public on March 10, starting with older people.
Besides Sinopharm and AstraZeneca, Pakistan has approved Russia's Sputnik and China's CanSino Biologics Inc's (CanSinoBIO) vaccines for emergency use.