By Amy Held
Sajid Javid, the top government official tasked with leading the United Kingdom’s coronavirus response, announced Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated.
In a video posted to Twitter, the health secretary said he learned of his results from a rapid lateral flow test, generally used for people without coronavirus symptoms, and was awaiting a more accurate PCR test as he isolates at home.
Javid said he took the test on Saturday after “feeling a bit groggy” the night before. He has had both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and says his symptoms have so far been “very mild.”