• The newly-appointed UK well being secretary has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to take away virtually all restrictions on July 19 amid a raging third wave of Covid-19.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 06:52 PM IST

UK well being minister Sajid Javid on Saturday stated he has examined optimistic for coronavirus illness (Covid-19) and is presently self-isolating at house alongside together with his household. In a video message posted on Twitter, Javid stated he took a lateral move check which has come out optimistic and is presently ready for the outcomes of the RT-PCR check.

“I was feeling a bit groggy last night, so I took a lateral flow test this morning and it’s come out positive,” he stated.

“So I’m now self-isolating at home with my family until I get the result of a PCR test. I’m grateful that I’ve had two jabs of the vaccine. And so far, my symptoms are very mild,” the minister added.

Javid was absolutely vaccinated towards Covid-19 as he posted an image of him getting a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on May 16. The newly-appointed well being secretary has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to take away virtually all restrictions on July 19 amid a raging third Covid wave.

Britain is witnessing a large surge in Covid-19 circumstances, primarily pushed by the extremely contagious Delta variant. On Friday, Britain recorded the very best single-day Covid-19 circumstances in six months, taking the overall caseload to greater than 5.35 million.

Experts have warned that the variant of concern may threaten Britain’s pandemic response as practically half of the nation’s inhabitants is both partly vaccinated or unvaccinated.

A current examine urged {that a} single shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccines “barely” induce neutralising antibodies towards the Delta variant in people beforehand not contaminated with the coronavirus, inflicting concern for nations which have opted to maximise the vaccination protection by extending the hole between the 2 advisable pictures.

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