UK Health Minister Sajid Tests COVID-19 Positive

London — British Health Minister Sajid Javid said on Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19, but added that his symptoms were mild.

Javido, who has been Minister of Health for three weeks, upheld Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to abolish all remaining legal coronavirus restrictions from Monday.

“This morning I tested positive for COVID,” Javid said on social media, saying he had been tested for rapid lateral flow and was waiting for confirmation from a PCR test that required laboratory processing. I added.

“I’m waiting for the PCR results, but thankfully I have a jab and the symptoms are mild.”

Javid tweeted on March 17 that he had received the first injection of the Oxford / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and posted a photo of his second injection on May 16.

A real analysis published by the UK Public Health Service found that two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were 60% effective against symptomatic disease of the delta mutant and 92% effective against hospitalization. I am.

The UK is facing a new wave of COVID-19 cases, while Johnson and Javid claim that the vaccine program has severely broken the relationship between COVID-19 cases and mortality, but Johnson says the country From COVID, he says he should harmonize himself with more death prospects.

The UK has the seventh highest COVID-19 deaths in the world, unvaccinated children, but fully vaccinated in two-thirds of adults.

Alistair Smout