Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus
Move follows rumours that prime minister’s condition had been worsening
Downing Street insisted it was just a precautionary measure but Johnson’s admission on a Sunday evening comes after days of rumours that his condition has been worsening.A Downing Street spokesperson said: “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 10 days after testing positive for the virus.”
It is understood Johnson remains in charge of the government, although Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary and first secretary of state, is poised to take charge if he should worsen.Johnson had been hoping to leave quarantine on Friday after seven days of self isolation but his persistent temperature meant he had to remain inside his flat at No 11 Downing Street.
The Guardian was told last week that Johnson was more seriously ill than either he or his officials were prepared to admit, and that he was being seen by doctors who were concerned about his breathing.But Downing Street flatly denied that the prime minister’s health had seriously deteriorated, and insisted there were no plans at that point for him to be admitted to hospital.
Earlier on Sunday, Matt Hancock was asked just how ill the prime minister was. The health secretary told Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “He’s OK. I’ve been talking to him every day, several times a day… he’s very much got his hand on the tiller. But he’s still got a temperature.” He added: “He’s working away inside Downing Street. He’s in good spirits.”
Johnson’s partner, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, revealed on Saturday that she had also been suffering from the virus but is recovering. Read more: The Guardian »
I hope he has a slow and extremely painful recovery. Yeah ok boomer of course The Guardian would be told first . But we all could see how ill he was what a legend fighting on running the country with that virus. I didnt vote for him but I look round this country via it's social media and it seems very spineless. It needs Boris.
Nurse's should get Boris to hand over the £350m. Mad 'Johnson was taken to an unnamed London hospital'. Private or NHS? Some of your loved ones will die. He's part of the herd now, mission accomplished. hope n prayers 4 a speedy recovery 🙏🙏🙏 Where did his eyebrows go ? melihaltinok Ulan cücük Keep up Boris, I wish you will recover soon. Hope this gives you a different perspective on life. We need a leader who can drain the swamp in our government!
Good. Herd immunity and all that right johnson? Fuck him Quick recovery to him, and all Covid-19 patients across the globe. Unfortunately he got caught in his own trap. Bragging about shaking peoples' hands and continuing to do so probably doesn't seem as funny now. Make him wait in line like everyone else for a ventilator. He wouldn't have gone there unless he had breathing issues. I burn a £50 note in his general direction.🖕
Oh no! Not boris, lucky it's only mild! Nobody hates this bastard more than me, I hope he makes a speedy recovery, nobody is exempt. Good luck. kendra_c__ World's second-tiniest violin. Boris Hospital Admission = a precautionary measure? Was he not getting sicker fast enough at 10? If I were Boris the last place I would want to be would be in a general population hospital.
Best wishes and get well soon like any one with the virus. Let's hope you have 'Road to Damascus 'vision and make fund available to our fantastic NHS. Wishing the Prime Minister BorisJohnson well and a speedy recovery. melihaltinok Call the Fatih Terims doctor,who can treated Fatih Terim for five days in Turkey.
Herd Immunity. Survival of the Fittest. Weakest to the Wall. BorisJohnson I'm humanely sorry for anyone who has contracted the virus but, and it's a big but, he was the first one to dismiss it. Will he have the nerve to admit that he was wrong now? Mistake. They should have let him in and asked the coronavirus to wait outside.
Oh well no love loss BorisJohnson ComeOnBoris GetWellSoonBoris🌺 One can only come to the conclusion that bragging about shaking everyone’s hand in a hospital a couple of weeks ago, despite knowing full well what was coming, was the action of someone who really hasn’t got a clue. NHS hospital or private? Just wondering.
Really? What about herd immunity? I wish a quick recovery 🙏🏾 God bless Prime Minister speedy recovery 2-2 comments about Boris, in this instance another Covid victim, and despair as to how nasty and spiteful some are. Twitter is a breeding ground for some sub human embittered scum. melihaltinok İNŞAT YETER..İLK ÖNCE BİZ.GÜÇLÜ TÜRKİYE BUNU ANLAMAMIZ İÇİN DAHA NE GEREKLİ SİYASİLER GAZETECİLER.GELECEK TARIM GIDA VE SU ÖRNEK OLUNACAK BİLİNÇLİ GÜÇLÜ ÇİFTÇİLER..ÜRETİÇİLER.STRATEJİK.BU AMA HALA .ÜRETİM.TARIM..GERİ PLANDA OLMASADA OLUR DEDİKODU SEN BEN BIRAKALIM ÜRETİCİ SESİ OL
corona virus has contacted the right man So he was admitted because he is getting better? Britain's Trump. Speedy recovery 🙏 Hopefully not his ... sigh... 🤦 I thought he already had it?🤔 I work in the Emergency Services, 12hr shifts at present but that’s fine, part of the job. Neighbours prepared a roast dinner tonight and placed it outside my door, a friend made cakes, so nice to come home to and a reminder how nice most people are. Then I read some of the 1-2
Irony has hit peak levels. ... A simple flu they said 😒 Can see some sort of Weekend At Bernies type situation coming up. He wouldn’t be hospitalised for this unless it was serious. As FLOTUS jacket said “I don’t care do you?” narendramodi ArvindKejriwal see & provide docs ppe Is this why? Cover? marciatiburi He should pay a visit to bolsonaro, moreno, piñera, giamattei and trump immediately... that will be a HUGE favor for the entire planet!!!
Prayers for him and those helping and everyone else 🙏 jazzun Johnson, Trump, Bolsonaro...deniers... i rest my case I genuinely hope he is okay (as indeed I hope with EVERYONE who has this virus) but he will no doubt 'take it on the chin' anyway. This is real time history. melihaltinok Sürü sürü dedei Sürüye kurt girdi sonunda.
the lungs rack the febrile air of life Oh dear. Oh well. if its my country Nigeria... They will hide it from their citizens. We currently do no know where our president and his chief of staff is. This infection is like that : everything is fine at the beginning and then immediately the condition worsen and you have to be taken to the hospital, possibly in ICU.
Hope he recovers... Wish you well Karma is a b*** I'm sure he will get the best care provided by our fantastic NHSheroes Get well soon Boris! Xx May ALLAH (SWT) grant him shifa and provide with a complete and speedy recovery. Ameen! If only the people in charge had taken action earlier and not gone around boasting about shaking hands and proning herd immunity
CraigSJ Sorry for him. He should have used his brains when he was still well. Deve ser uma 'gripinha ' !! Not an emergency, shouldn't be anywhere near a hospital. That should be your story. I don’t like him... but I wish a speedy recovery Thoughts and prayers from Donald Herd immunity and all or was it he was shaking hands with everyone. The guy is playing q twisted game to wing sympathy for his party that created this mess. Not falling for it.
He's fucked, start of Pneumonia, watch channel 4 interview with welsh doctor U are in Jesus name Mas não era só uma gripezinha ? Get well soon BorisJohnson 🙏 Deve ser a 'gripinha'!! Sorry to see that and hope he gets better. I wish he hadn't been so proud of shaking hands with coronavirus patients though....
Message from the one who predicted coronavirus. Dr. Anthony R. Fehr, Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Kansas. He was one of about a hundred people in the country studying the coronavirus full-time. 😟😟😓 To people who are gloating. Karma is real. MacarenaSilvas 👀 May he recover soon
Wasn't he the one shaking hands willy nilly? Thoughts and prayers......... الى جهنم
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