Sajid Javid has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently waiting for the results from a PCR test.
The Health Secretary announced on social media that he had tested positive for the virus this morning, but said his “symptoms are mild” as he is double-jabbed.
This morning I tested positive for Covid. I’m waiting for my PCR result, but thankfully I have had my jabs and symptoms are mild.
Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already. pic.twitter.com/NJYMg2VGzT
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) July 17, 2021
Mr Javid urged remaining members of the public who have not yet had a coronavirus vaccine to do so, and asked others who had come into contact with suspected cases to get tested.
He said: “I was feeling a bit groggy last night, so I took a lateral flow test this morning and it has come out positive. I’m now self-isolating at home with my family until I get the results of a PCR test. I’m grateful that I have had two jabs of the vaccine and so far, my symptoms are mild.”
He finished the Twitter video by thanking NHS staff and everyone involved with the vaccination campaign.
Numerous other MPs have contracted Covid-19 over the past year, including Boris Johnson and former Health Secretary Matt Hancock in March 2020.
The Prime Minister was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on the 6 April for routine tests, but was moved to the intensive care unit the following day as his condition deteriorated.
He had asked the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him where necessary and the Queen was informed of his condition.
After being released from hospital on April 12, he praised the NHS nurses who had treated him during his illness for saving his life.