Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus

Henrietta Strickland
April 6, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday as a precaution, after struggling to recover quickly from the coronavirus infection he contracted 10 days ago. Symonds, who is pregnant, said she was now "on the mend".

"Everyday he's been involved, I've been talking to him on the screen rather than in person, so he's continued to work through it, he's battling valiantly on and I'm sure we all hope that he gets will soon", the Cabinet Minister said. According to the BBC, he was admitted to hospital as a "precautionary step" advised by his doctor.

It was the second time she had done so during the lockdown, she admitted.

She also paid tribute to everyone forced to stay at home to reduce the burden on the NHS, and to protect the elderly and vulnerable most at risk from the disease.

"I've spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus", though she had not been tested.

The monarch added that Britain "will succeed" in the fight against the virus and while there might be "more still to endure, better days will return".

She previously gave a special address in 2002 following the death of her mother, the Queen Mother, in 1997 after the death of Princess Diana in a Paris vehicle crash, and in 1991 about the Gulf War. On March 3, while addressing the media, the UK PM had very confidently informed the press corps that he had visited a hospital and shook hands with COVID-19 patients.

Within an hour of the Johnson announcement, Scotland's chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood resigned after she was photographed by The Scottish Sun visiting her holiday home on the east coast of the country over the weekend. And people are starting to blame the government for that.

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