Xi Jinping calls to condole with Pakistani president after Chinese vaccination

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Thursday called to express his condolences to Pakistani President Alvi on his infection with the new crown virus, saying that China and Pakistan are “all-weather strategic partners” and that the two peoples have always stood together to fight the epidemic, according to the official Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported that Alvi’s move to receive the first dose of Sinopharm’s China Biologics vaccine on March 15 had been widely publicized by Chinese officials. But by March 29, Alvi tweeted that he was found to have reacted positively to the virus after receiving the 1st dose of the vaccine. And Pakistani Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan was also confirmed to have tested positive for the new coronavirus just two 2 days after receiving the Chinese vaccine last month. However, officials in the country believe that the prime minister may have been infected before the vaccination.

Xinhua News Agency previously disclosed that the Chinese government donated 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s Chinese biological vaccine to Pakistan on Feb. 1 as the first batch of foreign vaccine aid from China. The Pakistani president and prime minister, as adults over 60 years old, received the Chinese vaccine.