Fully vaccinated UK Health Minister tests COVID-19 positive

British Health Minister Sajid Javid has been self-quarantined after being tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Javid said he was waiting for the results of a full PCR test and had only mild symptoms.

“This morning I tested positive for COVID. I’m waiting for the PCR results, but thankfully I have a jab and the symptoms are mild,” he said.

“If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, be sure to vaccinate.”

Javid is fully vaccinated. He wrote on Twitter on March 17 that he had received the first shot of the Oxford / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. On May 16th, he posted a photo of his second dose.

The Minister of Health’s announcement will be made on Monday as the government prepares to proceed with the final lifting of the blockade restrictions in the United Kingdom.

In a statement in the video, Javido said he had performed an immunochromatography after feeling “a little moody” on Friday night.

Bromsgrove MP said he was quarantining with his family at home while waiting for more accurate PCR test results.

Javid was appointed to the post last month after resigning after footage showing Matt Hancock kissing an aide in his office in violation of social distance rules.

The new Minister of Health is considered by the Tories to be much more enthusiastic about relaxing restrictions than its predecessor.

If the PCR test proves positive, he will be the latest government official infected with the virus.

Both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Hancock succumbed to the first wave of the pandemic, and Johnson was admitted to the intensive care unit at St. Thomas Hospital in London after becoming seriously ill.

Gavin Cordon

Reuters contributed to this report.

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