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Health Secretary Sajid Javid reveals he tested positive for Covid-19

Telegraph, 17 Jul 2021
Several Cabinet ministers and senior civil servants may have to go into self-isolation after Savid Javid tested positive for Covid.

The Health Secretary received the positive result from a lateral flow test that he took after feeling "a bit groggy" on Friday night. He is self-isolating at home with his family pending the results of a more accurate PCR test.

In a tweet, Mr Javid wrote: "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. Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven't already."

On Tuesday, he visited a care home in Streatham, south London, and earlier that day he was in Parliament, mixing with MPs and fellow ministers.

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