British PM Boris Johnson hospitalized with COVID-19

  • British PM Boris Johnson hospitalized with COVID-19

British PM Boris Johnson hospitalized with COVID-19

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was "hopeful and sure" Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized for further coronavirus tests after testing positive, would recover from COVID-19.

Downing St. said it was a "precautionary step" and he remains in charge of the government.

"On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests".

Boris Johnson earlier tested positive for the coronavirus disease and isolated himself at 10 Downing Street but promised to continue his duties from home.

Boris Johnson is "on the mend" as he continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic from his Downing Street home, the Health Secretary has said.

Dr James Phillips, professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University hospital, said Americans could be risking their health if they followed the president's advice to take a drug for a condition for which it had not been tested.

The news comes a day after Johnson's pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds announced that she had experienced coronavirus symptoms.

More than 16,000 have been admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms.

"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.

Mr Hancock's warning came ahead of a rare address from Queen Elizabeth to the nation, in which she said if the British people "remain united and resolute" in the face of the outbreak "we will overcome it".

Meanwhile, Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow confirmed Lynsay Coventry, 54, who died on Thursday, was the first serving midwife to die after testing positive for the virus. He said at the time that he had "mild symptoms" of COVID-19, including a fever and "a persistent cough".