(CMR) British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was on Sunday hospitalized after suffering with what has been described as “persistent” coronavirus symptoms which have been on-going for 10 days.
According to a spokesperson from Downing Street, the PM's hospitalization is a precautionary measure, despite rumours swirling that Johnson's condition had been worsening.
“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,” said the Downing Street spokesperson.
Johnson is said to still be in charge of the government, despite the recent developments.
The 55-year-old Prime Minister is the first head of government to have contracted the deadly COVID-19.
Update: British PM Boris Johnson no longer in intensive care
(CMR) After three nights in intensive care, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is no longer in the unit at the St Thomas Hospital in London.
The announcement was made during the country’s daily press conference where it was said that the PM had been moved back to a ward, where medical staff will continue to closely monitor his position. First Secretary, Dominic Raab, further said that the PM was in ‘high spirits’.
The PM who tested positive for the coronavirus two weeks ago, was hospitalized, after it was reported that his condition had begun to worsen.
Update: British PM discharged from hospital
(CMR) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from hospital on Sunday. The PM will continue to recover from the coronavirus at his home.
A spokesperson made the announcement, further stating that, “on the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work”.
The Prime Minister was admitted to hospital last Sunday with ‘persistent coronavirus symptoms’ after testing positive for COVID-19 at the end of March.