The British Minister of Housing announced Monday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is infected with the emerging coronavirus, “remains in the driver’s seat” despite being in hospital since yesterday evening for “checks”.
“Today, he is in hospital to undergo tests, but he will be informed of what is going on regularly and remains at the helm of the government leadership,” Minister Robert Jenrick told BBC News.
In the same context, responsible sources at the leadership of the health system in Britain revealed today, Sunday, about the developments of Johnson’s health.
A source close to the leadership of the National Health System in England told the media that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend his night in the hospital “for further tests”, in addition to undergoing artificial respiration procedures for the lungs, due to the persistent symptoms of the emerging coronavirus.
The source added, that Johnson is hospitalized urgently and will undergo artificial respiration procedures for the lungs.
Earlier, the British Prime Minister’s Office announced on Sunday that Boris Johnson was hospitalized for tests, after symptoms of the Coronavirus continued to appear on him, 10 days after he was diagnosed with the disease.
“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister entered the hospital tonight for tests … This is a precautionary step, as symptoms of the coronavirus still appear on the prime minister 10 days after he was diagnosed with the virus,” a statement said.
In the UK there are approximately 48,000 people infected with coronavirus and about 5,000 deaths, and senior politicians such as the Minister of Health, Prime Minister and Crown Prince Charles have been infected.
The virus has so far spread to 208 countries, although China is the epicenter of the outbreak, but it has effectively controlled the spread of the disease, and has no longer had any significant infections, and the deaths have not crossed the 3,329 infections.
While in countries such as: Italy (129,000 cases, 15,877 deaths), Spain (130,000 cases, 12,418 deaths), and the United States (333,000 cases, 9,500 deaths), several thousand casualties and hundreds of deaths are recorded daily, along with hundreds of thousands in About 208 other countries, as the number exceeded the barrier of one million and 263 thousand cases, 260 thousand people have recovered from the disease, and the deaths are close to 69 thousand deaths, according to the website “World meter”, which specializes in the statistics of covid-19 infection around the world.
It also disrupted the study in a number of countries around the world, in addition to canceling many public events and events and isolating millions of citizens.
Also, several countries stopped flights and land between each other, and most countries in the Middle East imposed a partial curfew, fearing the spread of the virus would continue.
On March 11, the World Health Organization classified the (Covid-19) disease caused by the “pandemic” or “global pandemic” virus, confirming that the infection numbers are increasing very quickly, expressing concern that the number of infected people may increase significantly.