US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is suffering from coronavirus, has been taken to hospital as a precaution.
“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 ten days after testing positive for the virus”, the statement said.
In this regard, Sky News Channel emphasizes that Johnson continues to lead the country. In the event of his incapacity for work, these duties should be transferred to Foreign Minister Dominic Raab.
In addition to Johnson, the Prince of Wales Charles and the head of the Ministry of Health, Matt Hancock, became infected with the coronavirus – they have already recovered. Defense Minister Ben Wallace, who had already announced recovery, had spent a week at home with suspected infection.
The British Minister for Scotland, Alistair Jack, the chief sanitary officer of England Chris Whitty and the chief adviser to the Prime Minister Dominic Cummings are still in isolation.
Johnson himself on Friday announced that he still has symptoms of the disease. Later, his bride, Carrie Symonds, who is in late pregnancy, said that she had suffered a disease caused by a new coronavirus.
According to recent data, the number of deaths in the UK of patients with coronavirus per day increased by 621, reaching 4,934, and the number of confirmed cases of infection with new coronavirus in the country approached 48 thousand.
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