President Arif Alvi had tested positive for Covid-19 a second time, calling on citizens to follow precautionary measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
“I have tested positive for Covid-19 again. Had a sore throat for four to five days and was getting better. Felt mildly feverish for a few hours two nights ago. No other symptoms,” he said on Twitter.
“Friends, please resume precautions and follow SOPs,” he said.
For the first time in nearly three months, the president tested positive on the same day the country recorded more than 1,000 coronavirus infections.
The highly transmissible Omicron version of the coronavirus, which has introduced a fifth wave of the disease to the country, is to blame for the spike in cases.
Asad Umar, the chief of the National Command and Operation Centre, stated earlier today that imposing a lockdown was not being considered at the moment and that the urgent priority was on speeding up vaccines.
On March 29, last year, President Alvi tested positive for the virus for the first time. He claimed he had only received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination at the time.