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Sajid Javid has tested positive for COVID-19 as the government plans to lift most of the pandemic restrictions in England.

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

Javid, who served as Minister of Health for three weeks, supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan Completely reopened Beginning Monday, England’s economy has lifted legal restrictions on the coronavirus.

“I felt a little groggy last night, so I took a lateral flow test this morning and it was positive,” he said in a video message on Twitter on Saturday.

“So I am self-isolating at home with my family until I get the PCR test results. I am grateful that I have been vaccinated twice. So far, my symptoms are very mild.”

Javid said on Twitter on March 17 that he had received the first shot of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and posted a picture of his second shot on May 16. Photo.

According to government regulations, Javid must now self-isolate for 10 days unless the PCR test result is negative and he no longer has symptoms.

Any of his “close contacts”-which may include others in the government-must also self-quarantine if they receive instructions from the National Health Service (NHS).

Javid took office on June 26 when the former Minister of Health Matt Hancock (Matt Hancock) resignation After being exposed, he violated coronavirus restrictions during an extramarital affair with a close assistant.

Javid said that anyone with symptoms should also be tested.

He said: “If everyone plays their role, then you can not only protect yourself and your loved ones, but you can also protect the NHS and help maintain our way of life.”

However, as coronavirus cases surged again, many scientists said that the government’s plan on Monday to cancel most of the UK’s legal pandemic requirements is endangering the NHS.

The number of daily COVID cases in the UK exceeded 50,000 on Friday for the first time since mid-January, and Javid warned that this number could double in the coming weeks.

However, the government insisted that two-thirds of the adult population is now fully vaccinated and the risk is manageable. It was called “Freedom Day” by many British media on Monday.

During the COVID-19 outbreak in London, people wearing protective masks walk along the platform of King’s Cross Station [File: Henry Nicholls/Reuters]



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