British PM, Boris Johnson hospitalised as Covid-19 symptoms become severe
London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-There is a palpable fear in Britain over Boris Johnson’s health after PM was officially admitted into hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus
Government aides were quoted to have said he the Prime Minister had been “coughing and spluttering” on video conference calls over the last few days.
It sparked fears the PM’s health is deteriorating, with doctors saying patients are at risk of developing pneumonia if a temperature persists for more than a week.
But late on Sunday, Boris Johnson’s office, Downing Street released a statement saying Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus
Mr Johnson “continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus”, a spokeswoman said.
It was described as a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor
Mr Johnson was due to end his seven days of self-isolation last Friday but was still recording a high temperature so continued to stay holed up in his No11 flat in accordance with Public Health guidance
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock, recovered after also testing positive for coronavirus last week, and insisted the PM was “OK” but still had a temperature.
Mr Hancock said the contrast in how he and Mr Johnson had suffered exposed how difficult to predict and dangerous the virus was.
Asked about the PM’s health, the Health Secretary told Sky News: “He’s okay, I’ve been talking to him every day, often several times a day, throughout this, throughout the time that both of us
were off and so he has very much got his hand on the tiller but he has still got a temperature.
“In a way it shows this virus affects different people differently.
“I was lucky, I had two pretty rough days and then I bounced back and some people do get it pretty mildly, and then for others it’s very, very serious and the Prime Minister is not at that end of the spectrum.”
It’s thought she is staying in the pair’s South London flat while Boris stays in Downing Street.