UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Saturday stated he has examined positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at dwelling with “very mild” signs.
In a tweet, the senior Cabinet minister wrote: “This morning I examined positive for Covid. I’m ready for my PCR outcome, however fortunately I’ve had my jabs and signs are gentle.
“Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already,” Javid stated, a day after the UK recorded greater than 50,000 day by day circumstances for the primary time since mid-January.
On Tuesday, Javid, 51, visited a care dwelling in Streatham, south London, and earlier that day he was in Parliament.
He bought the positive check from a lateral movement check that he took after feeling “a bit groggy” on Friday night time and says he’s now self-isolating at dwelling 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 stated 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 stated.
Javid additionally stated individuals who felt groggy or got here into contact with somebody who’s positive ought to take a lateral movement check.
“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 position within the Department of Health 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 in the course of the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, with the previous being admitted to intensive care unit at a hospital in London after falling critically sick.
From Monday, lockdown guidelines will finish in England, with advised steerage changing authorized norms on face masks and social gatherings.
Meanwhile, the most recent day by day whole of coronavirus circumstances within the UK stands at 51,870 –– the best determine since 15 January –– and 49 deaths.
Some specialists have known as for some authorized restrictions, together with on face masks, to be saved in place whereas the an infection fee stays excessive.