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The Health Secretary announced late on Saturday that a complete PCR test had confirmed the result of an earlier rapid lateral flow test that he had contracted the virus, meaning that many ministers and senior officials are reeling as the lockdown restrictions in England May be confined to their homes. on Monday.
The prime minister had a lengthy meeting with Mr Javid at No 10 on Friday, but Downing Street has yet to comment on the suggestion that Mr Johnson will be among those who will need to be quarantined.
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PM could be hit by ‘pingdemic’ as Javid tests positive for Covid
After Health Secretary Sajid Javid revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus, Boris Johnson could be among the hundreds of thousands caught by “pingdemic” and told to self-isolate.
It is understood Mr Javid held a lengthy meeting with the prime minister at 10 Downing Street on Friday, hours before he felt “panicked” in the evening.
He did a rapid-turnaround lateral flow test on Saturday morning, which said he was suffering from Covid-19 infection despite receiving two vaccine jabs. The health secretary later said that the results were confirmed by PCR test on Saturday evening.
The positive result struck a new covid scare in the heart of the government.
but as our Political Editor Andrew Woodcock Reportedly, face-to-face meetings inside Downing Street are regularly held in accordance with social distancing guidelines, so it is possible that the PM could avoid being identified as a contact.
tom bachelor18 July 2021 07:58
good morning and welcome independentRolling coverage of political events on Sunday as senior members of the government wait to hear whether they will spend their self-described “Independence Day” behind closed doors tomorrow.
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