Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson hospitalised

  • Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson hospitalised

Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson hospitalised

Newsweek reached out to Downing Street for additional information.

Health secretary Matt Hancock tells Sky News: "He's OK".

The BBC is now reporting Johnson will be in hospital at least overnight. He was briefed on the Government's approach to the virus again on Sunday morning.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus ten days ago. It is believed the hospital admission is not an emergency, and is largely for precautionary testing.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for PMQ's on March 25, 2020 in London, England.

But Johnson is understood to be still in charge of the government, and in contact with ministers and officials. He describes mild symptoms for 24 hours including a temperature.

There have been reports that other ministers have been supporting Michael Gove, cabinet minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to take on the role of acting Prime Minister instead.

"That has come out positive so I am working from home, I am self-isolating". You don't hold the camera up and look grim - it is not going to inspire the nation.

Johnson, 55, announced he had mild symptoms of COVID-19 on March 27 and had been in self-isolation at his Downing Street residence for seven days.

Jeremy Hunt tweeted: "Thoughts with Boris Johnson this evening. We all want him back fit, well and leading from the front as soon as possible".

Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom also paid tribute to the Prime Minister, writing: "Praying for a speedy recovery for our Prime Minister".

Suffolk and Essex MPs have been sending messages of goodwill to the Prime Minister via Twitter.

Ms Symonds' news comes five weeks after she announced her pregnancy, with her and Mr Johnson expecting in the United Kingdom summer alongside their plans to get married.