British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for exams on Sunday in what Downing Street stated was a “precautionary step” as a result of he was exhibiting persistent signs of Corona Virus 10 days after testing constructive for the virus.
Johnson, who was isolating in Downing Street after testing constructive final month, nonetheless had a excessive temperature and so his medical doctors felt he ought to go to hospital for exams. He stays answerable for the British authorities, his Downing Street workplace stated.
“On the recommendation of his physician, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for exams,” Downing Street stated.
“This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent signs of Corona Virus 10 days after testing constructive for the virus.”
News of his hospitalization got here solely after an hour after Queen Elizabeth delivered a rallying name to the British public saying they’d overcome the Corona Virus outbreak in the event that they stayed resolute.
Johnson, 55, on March 27 grew to become the primary chief of a serious energy to announce that he had examined constructive. He went into isolation at an residence in Downing Street and stated on Friday he was staying there as he nonetheless had a excessive temperature.
“Although I’m feeling higher and I’ve accomplished my seven days of isolation, alas I nonetheless have one of many signs, a minor symptom, I nonetheless have a temperature,” a weary-looking Johnson, sitting in a chair along with his shirt open on the neck, stated in a Twitter video message on Friday.
Downing Street underscored that this was not an emergency admission and that Johnson stays answerable for the federal government.
“Wishing the prime minister effectively and a speedy restoration,” Keir Starmer, the newly elected chief of the opposition Labour Party, stated.
Johnson’s response to pandemic initially criticized
Johnson has confronted criticism within the United Kingdom for initially approving a way more modest response to the novel Corona Virus outbreak than different main European leaders.
But he swiftly modified tack when projections confirmed 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 individuals might die within the U.K.
He successfully shuttered the world’s fifth-largest financial system, advising individuals to keep at residence and the aged or infirm to isolate themselves for weeks.
But the virus penetrated the British authorities. Johnson and his well being minister examined constructive final month and his chief medical adviser additionally self remoted.
Carrie Symonds, Johnson’s 32-year-old pregnant fiancée, stated on Saturday that she had spent the previous week in mattress with signs of the novel Corona Virus however after seven days of relaxation felt stronger and was on the mend.
“The prime minister thanks NHS workers for all of their unbelievable laborious work and urges the general public to proceed to observe the federal government’s recommendation to keep at residence, defend the NHS and save lives,” Downing Street stated.
The United Kingdom’s loss of life toll from the Corona Virus rose by 621 to 4,934 the well being ministry stated on Sunday. A complete of 195,524 individuals had been examined of which 47,806 examined constructive.