HANDOUT – UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid speaks to MPs in the House of Commons. Javid has tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He announced this himself on Saturday in a video message on Twitter. Photo: — / House of Commons / PA Wire / dpa – ATTENTION: Only for editorial use and only with full mention of the above credits
He felt a little battered and then did an antigen test – it turned out to be positive. Now he is waiting for the result of a PCR test. “I am grateful that I received two doses of vaccine and so far my symptoms have been very mild,” continues Javid. He called on people to get vaccinated too.
In Great Britain, the number of new infections has been increasing massively for weeks. The 7-day incidence was last given as around 345 (as of July 11). More than 50,000 new infections were registered on Friday alone. This is attributed, among other things, to the strong expansion of the delta variant.
Nevertheless, all corona measures in England are to be lifted on Monday. The government argues that the successful vaccination program has weakened the link between infections and hospital admissions and deaths. Experts are particularly critical of the waiver of the mask requirement. Up to 100,000 new infections are expected in the UK every day in the coming weeks.