Here are a few of the most incessantly requested questions thus far, following the Prime Minister’s admission to hospital.
- Why has Mr Johnson been taken to hospital?
The Prime Minister was transferred to hospital as a “precautionary measure” on the recommendation of his physician, in keeping with Quantity 10. Ten days after his constructive take a look at for Covid-19, Mr Johnson remains to be struggling a excessive temperature. He’s understood to be in an NHS hospital in London, the place he’ll keep for “so long as wanted”.
- Who’s main the Authorities?
When the Prime Minister first introduced that he was ailing final week, it was mentioned that the Dominic Raab, Overseas Secretary, would take over if Mr Johnson turned too sick to work. A spokesman insisted tonight that Mr Johnson stays “answerable for the Authorities” regardless of his hospital admission. However it’s understood that Mr Raab is more likely to chair the every day Covid-19 assembly on Monday morning for ministers and officers which is often taken by the PM.
- Has Mr Johnson been working since his analysis?
Boris Johnson has led a number of conferences through video conferencing since his analysis together with the Cupboard. He has shared a number of video updates from his Quantity 11 flat and stepped outdoors to affix the nationwide clap for NHS workers on Thursday night.
- Has his pregnant fiancee been ailing?
Carrie Symonds mentioned she had been struggling Covid-19 signs, however is “on the mend”. Ms Symonds, 32, who’s anticipating the couple’s first child in early summer season, mentioned she was not examined for the virus.
- Has anyone else in Authorities been ailing?
Matt Hancock, Well being Secretary, is already again at work after having examined constructive for the coronavirus. Scotland Secretary Alister Jack additionally developed telltale indicators of the sickness. Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty self-quarantined after he observed signs, and the Prime Minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, additionally self isolating.