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Health Secretary Sajid Javid tests positive for Covid

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57874744

Mr Javid, who said he had received both vaccine doses, took a lateral flow test after feeling a "bit groggy" on Friday night and it came back positive.

He said he is now self-isolating with family at home until he gets the results of a PCR test.
Hopefully, two jabs will prevent "serious" symptoms .....
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Rather careless particularly as he is reported to have visited a care home on Wednesday.
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Rather careless particularly as he is reported to have visited a care home on Wednesday.
Oh dear. He visited the geriatric joint BEFORE testing positive. Hardly careless eh?

Defo not having a good day girl!
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17-07-2021, 07:34 PM
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He likely infected some residents.
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Quite possibly but it was not as if the man was aware that he was poxed up which is what you implied in your comment above!
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17-07-2021, 11:49 PM
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It was careless of the health secretary to get infected with Covid in his first week. One would expect him to take full social distancing/PPE precautions being the health secretary. the health secretary should also be tested every day not when he starts feeling ill. The cabinet should all be tested daily given that they are all mingling like there's no pandemic.
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Rather careless particularly as he is reported to have visited a care home on Wednesday.
So he did:

https://news.sky.com/story/health-se...ptoms-12357736

Mr Javid's symptoms emerged just three days after he visited a care home in Streatham, south London.

He was there on Tuesday, having earlier been in parliament. He returned to the Commons on Wednesday and spoke about the Health and Care Bill in the afternoon.

Photo agency Politics Pics has taken pictures of Mr Javid leaving Number 10 Downing Street on Friday at around 10.15am after reportedly meeting with Boris Johnson.

Sajid Javid, who has had both jabs of a vaccine, got the positive result from a lateral flow test that he took after feeling "a bit groggy" on Friday night. He says he is self-isolating at home with his family.

The positive result was confirmed by a PCR test taken on Saturday - this suggests Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as other senior cabinet colleagues, may also have to self-isolate *.
* This may not be the case, as Michael Gove's "contact" illustrated - as part of a "40,000 person daily contact testing study", he was exempt from self-isolation as long as he tested (negatively) daily - Downing Street is one of the workplaces taking part in the scheme, which launched on 9 May 2021 so, presumably, all "employees" are part of the study .....
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18-07-2021, 11:17 AM
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People get infected with covid all the time. Care homes have been mostly vaccinated and I'm sure that Sajid Javid didn't try to get infected on purpose.

There's no story here, just more cackling from the left. The biggest spread of Covid is the NHS ... why aren't the left so upset about that ?

I think we know.
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U-turn as Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to self-isolate after criticism

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ged-says-no-10

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been forced into a U-turn and will self-isolate after coming into contact with the health secretary, who has contracted Covid-19.

The UK prime minister and chancellor had initially tried to avoid isolation by saying they were part of a pilot testing scheme, prompting an outcry from members of the public and backbench Conservative MPs.

Their U-turn came after only three hours amid chaos at No 10 over plans to drop many Covid restrictions for “freedom day” on Monday, and minutes after the communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, had defended their plans to continue working from Downing Street.

It means the prime minister, chancellor and health secretary will all be isolating, along with hundreds of thousands of others due to exposure to coronavirus, when restrictions are dropped across England from Monday.
As usual, BJ wanted to do as he pleased .....

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The prime minister has been contacted by NHS test and trace to say he is a contact of someone with Covid. He was at Chequers when contacted by test and trace and will remain there to isolate. He will not be taking part in the testing pilot.

“He will continue to conduct meetings with ministers remotely. The chancellor has also been contacted and will also isolate as required and will not be taking part in the pilot.”
As is only fair .....

Sunak tweeted: “Whilst the test and trace pilot is fairly restrictive, allowing only essential government business, I recognise that even the sense that the rules aren’t the same for everyone is wrong. To that end I’ll be self-isolating as normal and not taking part in the pilot.”
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In retrospect, maybe Hancock and his aide were trying out a new form of lateral flow test.
 
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