Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is as “fit as a butcher’s dog” as he continues to self-isolate after he was pinged by NHS Test and Trace.
Mr Johnson was in contact with a Conservative MP who later tested positive for Coronavirus.
The PM also expressed optimism that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for distribution, “perhaps before Christmas.”
In a short video posted by the PM on his Facebook page on Monday, Mr Johnson said “it doesn’t matter If I had had the disease and bustling with anti-bodies”
“It doesn’t matter that we were all doing social distancing, it doesn’t matter that I’m fit as a butcher’s dog, feel great – so many people do in my circumstances – and actually it doesn’t matter that I’ve had the disease and I’m bursting with antibodies.
“We’ve got to interrupt the spread of the disease and one of the ways we can do that now is by self-isolating for 14 days when you get contacted by NHS Test and Trace.”
Mr Johnson is more confident now that the NHS Test and Trace is “working well” despite criticism that the programme cost a whooping sum of £12bn.
The PM said the UK does not only have the techniques for interrupting the transmission of COVID “but we also now have two gigantic boxing gloves with which to wallop our foe into submission”
The good news of the vaccine came last week after US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its Partner BioNTech released the initial result that suggested that the vaccine can effectively protect the people from COVID-19 up to 90%.
NHS has been put on an alert and will be supported by the Armed Forces for the deployment of the vaccine once it’s received in December.