Evan Davis has revealed he has tested positive for Covid despite having been twice stung and has “no obvious symptoms”.
The Dragons’ Den presenter, 59, took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal he was forced to withdraw from his show on Radio 4 after testing positive.
He explained that he only found out he had contracted the virus due to random surges testing his area.
Positive: Dragons’ Den presenter Evan Davis reveals he tested positive for Covid despite double hit and having ‘no obvious symptoms’
Speaking to social media, he wrote: “Thanks to Jonny Dymond for filling in for me again on @BBCPM today. I no longer work because I “live the story” with my own positive Covid test.
“It was a home PCR test done on Saturday when I live in a poor neighborhood. The result was a big surprise as I have no obvious symptoms, regular negative lateral flow tests (including the day of PCR and since too), a record of assiduous mask wearing and I have weeks after my second vax.
“I haven’t sat indoors in a bar or restaurant since March 2020.”
“I guess I have a very light case and the lateral flow tests are barely able to detect it. But there must be thousands like me who seem safe on the LTF but would pass a PCR if it was done, and don’t realize it, ”he added.
Isolation: The Dragons’ Den presenter, 59, took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal he was forced not to continue his show on Radio 4 after testing positive
As a result, since Thursday, the PM presenter has been hosting the show from home while he is in isolation.
It comes after Health Secretary Sajid Javid, 51, revealed on Saturday that he had contracted coronavirus.
He said he was “feeling groggy” on Friday night, tweeting that he was suffering from “mild” symptoms and had been double vaccinated.
Testing and tracing rules mean anyone who has been in close contact with Mr Javid could now be forced into 10-day self-isolation, as Boris Johnson has been claimed to have held a ‘long’ meeting with Sajid in Downing Street just hours before her symptoms developed.
Potential disruption at Downing Street underlines the chaos facing Britons as most Covid rules are dropped next week as cases are expected to skyrocket – potentially pushing millions of people per week to isolate themselves.
Rules will be relaxed, allowing double-vaccinated people, such as government ministers, to avoid the isolation period, but will not take effect until August 16.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid revealed in a video on Saturday that he had tested positive for Covid-19