Boris Johnson is hospitalised due to coronavirus

  • Boris Johnson is hospitalised due to coronavirus

Boris Johnson is hospitalised due to coronavirus

The prime minister tested positive for the virus 10 days ago, but his symptoms "continue to persist". He said on Friday he would continue to self-isolate with a high temperature.

Should the Prime Minister become incapacitated, his duties will be taken over by the "designated survivor" - namely Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary Dominic Raab.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the telephone to Queen Elizabeth II for her Weekly Audience during the CCP virus pandemic at 10 Downing Street in London, England on March 25, 2020.

Johnson chairs cabinet by remote video link.

Johnny Mercer, the Conservative MP for Plymouth, Moor View, tweeted a picture of himself with the Prime Minister with the message "Get well soon mate" followed by a red heart. She has not been staying with Mr Johnson in Downing Street since his diagnosis.

The Department of Health said that 47,806 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom, as of 9am local time today (5 April).

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

It is understood Johnson's admission to hospital was not an emergency and was considered sensible because of his ongoing symptoms.

Johnson remains in charge of the government, Downing Street said. "That has come out positive, so, I am working from home", Johnson said.

"So in accordance with government advice I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes".

Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds, 32, revealed Saturday that she spent a week with coronavirus symptoms, though she wasn't tested. He is the first major world leader to be tested positive with the novel virus that has threatened lives and global economies.

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the UK Department of Social Care has confirmed 47,806 cases of the disease and the death toll stands at 4,934.

"We will succeed - and that success will belong to every one of us", she said in a speech recorded at Windsor Castle, west of London, where she moved as a precaution on March 19.