Isolate Boris Johnson for Freedom Day? Following the PM’s meeting with Javid, the UK is in a state of farce.
Isolate Boris Johnson in honor of Independence Day? The UK is in a state of farce following the PM’s meeting with Javid.
BORIS JOHNSON may have to self-isolate after Health Secretary Sajid Javid tested positive for coronavirus today.
The irony of the Prime Minister’s choice to self-isolate on the eve of Freedom Day, on July 19th, when lockdown restrictions in England would be removed, has been noted by many. Mr Javid said on Twitter today that he was awaiting the results of a thorough PCR test and that he was just suffering from mild coronavirus symptoms. He tweeted, “This morning I tested positive for Covid.”
“I’m waiting for the results of my PCR, but I’m happy to report that I’ve received my immunizations and that my symptoms are minor.”
“Please come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already.”
In a video message uploaded on Twitter, Mr Javid said he had a coronavirus lateral flow test after feeling “a little tired” on Friday evening.
“Is the Prime Minister going to have to isolate?” Sky News’ top political journalist Jon Craig wondered as a result.
“A Covid scare could be brewing at the highest levels of government.”
According to existing government laws, Mr. Javid will be confined at home for ten days with his family.
On his current health difficulties, he also revealed that he is awaiting the results of a more specific PCR test.
The Bromsgrove MP was appointed last month after former Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigned following the release of CCTV footage showing him kissing an aide in contravention of social-distancing norms.
M. Javid has grown increasingly public in his support for reopening the UK to business and the elimination of restrictions.
Following more than a year of sporadic lockdowns, both the government and the majority of UK citizens are eager for things to return to normal.
However, UK Solicitor General Lucy Frazer said in an interview with The Sun that if coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths get out of hand, the government will reimpose lockdown limitations.
She said the government would “of course” apply lockdown restrictions if a third wave of the coronavirus became “intolerable.”
Ms. Frazer argued that “now is the time” to lift the 17-month-old statutory restrictions, asking, “If not now, when?”
Yesterday, the UK saw more than 50,000 daily coronavirus cases, the highest daily occurrence since January.
The number of cases reported yesterday was 51,870, which was the most since January 15th.
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