Health Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed he is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.
Mr Javid said he was feeling unwell and had taken a lateral flow test. He added that he is fully vaccinated and his symptoms are mild.
His diagnosis has sparked fears of a Downing Street “pingdemic” – with insiders suggesting “half the Cabinet” could be isolating by the end of the week due to Mr Javid.
The 51-year-old Health Secretary revealed his diagnosis on Saturday morning after ‘feeling groggy’ on Friday evening, tweeting that he was suffering ‘mild’ symptoms and had been double vaccinated.
Test and trace rules mean that anyone who has come into close contact with Mr Javid could now be forced into a 10-day self isolation, as it was claimed Boris Johnson held a ‘lengthy’ meeting with Sajid in Downing Street just hours before his symptoms developed
Posting a video on Twitter, he said: “This morning I tested positive for Covid. I’m waiting for my PCR result, but thankfully I have had my jabs and symptoms are mild.
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