UK Well being Secretary Sajid Javid on Saturday mentioned he has examined constructive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at house with “very mild” signs.
In a tweet, the senior Cupboard minister wrote: “This morning I examined constructive for Covid. I’m ready for my PCR outcome, however fortunately I’ve had my jabs and signs are delicate.
“Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already,” Javid mentioned, a day after the UK recorded greater than 50,000 every day circumstances for the primary time since mid-January.
On Tuesday, Javid, 51, visited a care house in Streatham, south London, and earlier that day he was in Parliament.
He received the constructive take a look at from a lateral movement take a look at that he took after feeling “a bit groggy” on Friday evening and says he’s now self-isolating at house along with his household.
“I was feeling a bit groggy last night, so I took a lateral flow test this morning and it’s come out positive, so I’m now self-isolating at home with my family until I get the results of a PCR test,” the Pakistani-origin minister mentioned in a video posted to his Twitter account.
“I’m grateful that I’ve had two jabs of the vaccine and so far, my symptoms are very mild,” he mentioned.
Javid additionally mentioned individuals who felt groggy or got here into contact with somebody who’s constructive ought to take a lateral movement take a look at.
“If everyone plays their part, you’re not only protecting yourself and your loved ones but you’re also safeguarding the National Health Service (NHS) and helping to preserve our way of life,” he added.
Javid, a former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, began his new function within the Division of Well being and Social Care (DHSC) final month, changing Matt Hancock who resigned after a leaked CCTV footage confirmed him kissing an aide and former lobbyist Gina Coladangelo in his ministerial workplace.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Hancock each caught COVID-19 through the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, with the previous being admitted to intensive care unit at a hospital in London after falling severely unwell.
From Monday, lockdown guidelines will finish in England, with advised steerage changing authorized norms on face masks and social gatherings.
In the meantime, the newest every day whole of coronavirus circumstances within the UK stands at 51,870 –– the very best determine since 15 January –– and 49 deaths.
Some specialists have known as for some authorized restrictions, together with on face masks, to be stored in place whereas the an infection price stays excessive.