Health Secretary Sajid Javid has tested positive for coronavirus two days before ‘Freedom Day’.
Mr Javid took to Twitter to announce his diagnosis and told his followers that his symptoms were ‘mild’.
He tweeted: “This morning I tested positive for Covid. I’m waiting for my PCR result, but thankfully I have had both my jabs and my symptoms are mid.
“Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already.”
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In his video, Mr Javid urged anyone who has not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to come forward to get a jab.
He said: “I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in our national vaccine rollout programme, truly the best of its kind anywhere in the world.
“If you haven’t had your jabs yet, please get out there and get them as soon as you can, and if, like me, you might feel a bit groggy or you think you might have come into contact with someone who is positive, please also take a lateral flow test too.
“If everyone plays their part, you’re not only protecting yourself and your loved ones but you’re also safeguarding the NHS and helping to preserve our way of life.”
Social distancing and most Covid restrictions will be dropped on Monday as part of ‘Freedom Day’, but some companies are still insisting that customers wear masks.
The UK topped 50,000 Covid infections on Thursday for the first time since January as the ‘Delta’ variant continues its rise in the country.
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