“I was feeling a little groggy last night so I did a lateral flow test this morning and it came back positive. I now isolate myself at home with my family until I get the results of a PCR test ”, Javid mentionned in a video posted on Saturday. “I am grateful to have had two shots of the vaccine and so far my symptoms are very mild. “
Javid recommended that if someone experienced similar symptoms or felt they had come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they should get tested. He also urged those who have not yet been immunized to get vaccinated against COVID-19 soon.
“If everyone plays their part, you are not only protecting yourself and your loved ones, but you are also protecting the NHS and you are working to preserve our way of life,” Javid said.
The announcement comes as the UK reported 51,870 coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest daily number of cases in six months, according to the Associated Press.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that the remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on July 19, including those relating to social distancing and social gatherings. However, he stressed that people should “proceed with caution”.
“This pandemic is not over. This disease, the coronavirus, continues to pose risks to you and your family. We can’t just instantly revert Monday July 19 to life as it was before COVID, ”Johnson said, according to the AP.
Javid noted last week that officials expect cases to increase in the summer, saying: “As we relax and move into summer, we expect them to increase dramatically, and they could. reach 100,000 cases ”.
According to a Kantar Public poll released Thursday, 66% of Britons polled would like at least some of the coronavirus measures to remain in place after July 19, Reuters reported.