Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
Lewis said that “thanks to the vaccine” he is only experiencing mild symptoms.
“I have been self-isolating since I first experienced signs of symptoms and following my positive PCR result I will continue to do so in line with government regulations,” he said.
Infection rates have remained high in Northern Ireland over the previous months, with more than 1,000 cases reported everyday in the country since July.
Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill contracted the virus earlier this year.
O’Neill revealed that she had suffered quite severe doses, and said at one stage she contemplated going to the hospital.
IMAGE – “Brandon Lewis MP” by Richard Townshend (CCBY3.0)