British foreign secretary Liz Truss tests positive

Liz Truss, UK Foreign Secretary

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# 01 February 2022 10:22 (UTC +04:00)

Liz Truss has tested positive for Covid, shortly after sitting in a packed House of Commons without wearing a mask, APA reports citing The Guardian.

Writing on Twitter on Monday evening, the UK’s foreign secretary said: “I tested positive for Covid this evening. Thankfully I’ve had my three jabs and will be working from home while I isolate.”

After the session in the Commons, during which she gave a statement about Russia, Truss also attended a packed meeting with Boris Johnson, Tory MPs and ministers on Monday evening at Portcullis House in Westminster, where she also did not wear a face mask.

All members of the parliamentary Conservative party were invited to the meeting, with the rooms reportedly being so full that some MPs left early.

Very few Tory MPs, including on the Commons frontbench, wore masks in the Commons on Monday; the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and health secretary, Sajid Javid, were notable exceptions.

Truss had been due to travel to Ukraine with the prime minister on Tuesday.