Health Secretary Sajid Javid apologises for saying people should no longer 'cower from' COVID

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The health secretary has apologised for saying people should no longer “cower from” coronavirus.

Sajid Javid said he had deleted the tweet, which he posted on Saturday to say he had made a “full recovery” a week after testing positive for COVID-19.

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“I was expressing gratitude that the vaccines help us fight back as a society, but it was a poor choice of word and I sincerely apologise,” he said.

“Like many, I have lost loved ones to this awful virus and would never minimise its impact.”