How is Boris Johnson doing? Latest on the PM’s health after coronavirus hospital admission – The Sun
PRIME Minister Boris Johnson was still in hospital on Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms ten days after testing positive for the disease.
His admission on Sunday evening was due to "persistent symptoms" including a high temperature, a Downing Street spokeswoman said.
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How is Boris Johnson doing since contracting coronavirus?
"The PM is still at hospital," a British government source said this morning, adding,"he spent the night in hospital."
Boris Johnson, 55, was admitted to hospital for tests, ten days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street confirmed.
He was taken to hospital on Sunday evening with "persistent symptoms", including a high temperature.
It was said to be a "precautionary step" taken on the advice of his doctor.
The PM remains in charge of the government, but Dominic Raab is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting this morning.
Dr Sarah Jarvis, a GP, told the BBC that during his time in hospital, he would most likely have his chest X-rayed and his lungs scanned.
He is also likely to have an electrocardiogram to check his heart's function, she added.
Before his is released from hospital, Mr Johnson would probably have his liver and kidney function tested, along with oxygen level tests, and his white blood cell count checked, she told the broadcaster.
In a statement, the Downing Street spokeswoman said yesterday: "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."
She added: "The prime minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the government's advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives."
On Friday he gave an update on his progress, saying that he would have to continue to work from home.
In a video posted on Twitter he said that he was feeling better but still was not well enough to go out after his seven-day quarantine.
Mr Johnson was due to end his seven days of self-isolation last Friday but as he was still recording a high temperature, the PM remained holed up in his No11 flat in accordance with Public Health guidance.
When did Boris Johnson start self-isolating?
The Prime Minister has been self-isolating since March 27 when he announced he had contracted the virus.
In a Twitter statement after his original diagnosis, Mr Johnson said: "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
"Those are a temperature and a persistent cough. On the advice of the chief medical officer I have taken a test and that has come out positive.
"So I am working from home, I'm self-isolating and that's the right thing to do.
"But be in no doubt, thanks to modern technology, that I can continue to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus."
What symptoms does Boris have?
The Prime Minister originally confirmed that he had a temperature and a persistent cough – two signs of coronavirus.
He then took the test for Covid-19 on the advice of medical staff and it came back positive.
The PM said that while his cough has gone, his temperature hasn't returned to normal.
US President Donald Trump said that Mr Johnson was a "strong man" as he passed on his nation's best wishes.
He said yesterday: "All Americans are praying for him.
"He's a friend of mine, he's a great gentleman and a great leader, and as you know he went to the hospital today but I'm hopeful and sure that he's going to be fine."
Who is standing in for Boris while he's in quarantine?
Johnson was adamant that he was well enough to continue working from home with his mild symptoms.
He has been holding video call conferences and having chats with his Cabinet members and ministers.
There is currently no Deputy Prime Minister in the UK, but Dominic Raab is the highest-ranking member of the Cabinet and would take charge should the PM fail to specifically nominate a stand-in.
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What is NHS and Government advice if you have coronavirus symptoms?
The NHS website advises that anybody with symptoms of coronavirus need to self-isolate for seven days.
If after seven days the temperature has gone, there is no need to continue self-isolating.
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started.
This is because it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear.
The NHS have set up a coronavirus 111 service online for more information.
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