Coronavirus in the UK – PM Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital after Continuous Symptoms
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital after persistent coronavirus symptoms after 10 days. His symptoms included a high fever. The symptoms brought doubts about his ability to lead the response to the precautionary admission to the hospital.
Johnson was immediately taken to the unnamed London hospital on 5th April after continuous symptoms for the past few days. Until yesterday, he was in self-isolation. After about 10 days, he was more ill than claimed.
A spokesperson from A Downing Street said “On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests. This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.”
Boris Johnson will be in the hospital as much as needed, added the spokesperson.
Officials stated that it was not an emergency admission and Johnson will remain in charge of the Government and is regularly in touch with the civil servants and colleagues.
Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, and first secretary of the state will be the designated minister if Johnson’s condition worsens. The dollar and euro rose against the pound overnight in response to the decreased foreign exchanges.
Press was told that Johnson was more ill than earlier and officials were prepared to admit him and he was being visited by the doctors for concerns about breathing.
On the other hand, Downing Street denied any possibility about the prime minister’s critical health and there were no plans on admitting him to the hospital.
On Sunday, Matt Hancock was asked about the Prime Minister’s health, he told, “He’s OK. I’ve been talking to him every day, several times a day … he’s very much got his hand on the tiller. But he’s still got a temperature.” He added: “He’s working away inside Downing Street. He’s in good spirits.”