Boris Johnson in hospital

  • Boris Johnson in hospital

Boris Johnson in hospital

Mr Trump said he had not spoken to the Prime Minister and was notified he had been taken to hospital by Washington's ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson.

'This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.

It was considered sensible for doctors to see Mr Johnson in person given he has ongoing symptoms, the spokesperson says.

Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark said: "Good wishes to BorisJohnson and thanks to those taking care of him and other patients tonight".

The virus causes mild to moderate symptoms in most people, but for some, especially older adults and the infirm, it can cause pneumonia and lead to death.

Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday night after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

"The health implications of the lockdown that we anticipate - increased alcohol consumption, domestic violence, anxiety and depression, poor diet and decreased physical activity - will get worse if we confine more of us to our homes without the hugely important respite that outdoor exercise provides", said Linda Bauld, a public health specialist at Edinburgh University.

Johnson tested positive the last week in March.

His pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds has also contracted the virus.

"While we have faced challenges before, this one is different", said the Queen, in what was only her fifth such address over her 68-year reign.

Newsweek reached out to Downing Street for additional information.

The government said on Monday (NZT) that nearly 48,000 people had been confirmed to have Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, and 4934 have died.

Johnson replaced Theresa May as Conservative prime minister in July and won a resounding election victory in December on a promise to complete Britain's exit from the European Union. But Brexit, which became official January 31, has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.

On Friday, Johnson said he still had symptoms of coronavirus and had to remain in quarantine.

A Number 10 spokesman insisted Mr Johnson remains "in charge of the Government" despite his hospital admission, and he has not handed responsibilities to his de facto deputy Dominic Raab.