Javid took over last month from Matt Hancock, who resigned after breaching social distancing rules. Hancock fell ill with Covid-19 early in the pandemic last year.

Javid said in a video message that he has had both shots of a vaccine and “so far my symptoms are very mild.”

UK’s Health Minister Sajid Javid Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Epidemiologist John Edmunds, a member of the U.K. government’s scientific advisory group, said there is good evidence that beta “can evade the immune response generated by the AstraZeneca vaccine more efficiently.”

France had being singled out even though the lockdown in Britain is being uplifted. In an announcement late Friday, the U.K. government said “people arriving from France must self-isolate for 10 days on entering Britain, even if they are fully vaccinated.”

“Nobody expected this to come,” she told the BBC. “So really the travel industry are in as much shock as the consumers are right now and really we would just have to pick up the pieces and deal with it and help our clients through this pretty terrible situation.”

Conservative lawmaker Jeremy Hunt, a former British health minister, said the number of hospitalizations was growing and the warning light for pressure on the health service “is flashing red.”

“I think coming into September we are almost certainly going to see infections reach a new daily peak going above the 68,000 daily level, which was the previous daily record in January,” he told the BBC. “If they are still going up as the schools are coming back, I think we are going to have to reconsider some very difficult decisions.”

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