UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson hospitalised with COVID19
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalised with COVID19
BREAKING NEWS – LIVE – CORONAVIRUS COVID19 – Boris Johnson Hospitalised
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been hospitalised 10 days after testing positive for COVID19, Downing Street has confirmed.
Johnson was taken to a local NHS London hospital on Sunday evening with persistent symptoms which are believed to have deteriorated over the weekend.
Johnson’s pregnant fiancee, Carrie Symonds, 32, is also self isolating “in bed” with symptoms of COVID19 she posted on her social media.
The prime minister remains in charge of the government, but the Dominic Raab is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday morning.
Johnson is expected to stay overnight for further testing.
In a statement, a Downing Street spokeswoman said:
“On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital.”
Johnson has worked from home since it was announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus on 27 March.
He was last seen in public applauding the NHS and other key workers from his apartment in Downing Street on Thursday evening, and chaired a coronavirus meeting remotely on Friday morning.
Also on Friday, the prime minister posted a Twitter video in which said he was still displaying COVID19 symptoms.
“I still have a temperature. So in accordance with government advice I must continue my self isolation until that symptom itself goes.” he said.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who had also tested positive for the virus along with other top UK advisors, has now returned from self-isolation as of Thursday to host the daily Downing Street news conference.
The government’s chief medical adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, has also had to self-isolate after showing symptoms.
Controversial Chief Advisor, Dominc Cummings was also isolated after showing COVID19 symptoms.
The UK does not have enough accurate testing capabilities, as such many of those isolated with symptoms are never tested.
Last month, the prime minister’s spokesman said if the prime minister was unwell and unable to work, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as the first secretary of state, would stand in.
The news of Johnson’s admission to hospital came shortly after the Queen delivered a rallying message to the nation, saying the UK “will succeed” in its fight against the COVID19 pandemic.
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