SOLIHULL Council leader, Ian Courts, says he is isolating with Covid-19.
Coun Courts said he discovered he had the virus following a test last week.
He said he thought his ‘little cough’ and ‘tiredness’ were part of a cold until he saw his test result.
In his weekly message Coun Courts said: “So Covid is still here. And I know because I’ve got it.
“It just shows how easy it is to pick it up and how worryingly widespread it remains.
“I am afraid my wife tested positive as well, although thankfully she has no symptoms.
“I am just glad that we have had all our vaccinations (both Covid and flu).
“I have to say that before I completed my test, I thought my little cough and feeling of tiredness was just part of my annual cold.
“I am now in my 10 days isolation.”
He also urged residents to keep testing in a bid to stop the spread of the virus and said he remains a fan of mask wearing and social distancing where possible.
Coun Courts added: “I join the borough’s Director of Public Health in urging everyone to get their booster jabs as soon as they can, if they’re eligible, to get maximum protection against the virus.
“This vaccination programme has been really successful in cutting down the effects of COVID and I now know the difference it can make.”