Double Vaccinated British Health Minister Sajid Javid Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Britain's new Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been in the job since late June [File: Henry Nicholls/Reuters]
Britain’s new Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been in the job since late June [File: Henry Nicholls/Reuters]

British health minister Sajid Javid has said he tested positive for COVID-19, but that his symptoms were mild and he had had two doses of vaccine against the disease.

Javid, who has been health secretary for three weeks, has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen England’s economy and scrap legal coronavirus restrictions from Monday.

“I was feeling a bit groggy last night, so I took a lateral flow test this morning and it’s come out positive,” he said in a video message on Twitter on Saturday.

“So I’m now self-isolating at home with my family until I get the result of a PCR test. I’m grateful that I’ve had two jabs of the vaccine. And so far, my symptoms are very mild.”

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Source: Al Jazeera