Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancé 'feeling stronger' after Covid-19 scare

Cheryl Sanders
April 6, 2020

The Department of Health said the number of coronavirus-related hospital deaths stood at 4,934 patients as of 5pm on Saturday, up by 621 from 4,313 the day before.

Downing Street officials said he was hospitalized as a "precautionary step" and that he still remained in charge of the government.

"On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests", a spokesperson for Johnson's office said.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital Sunday after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last week, with the symptoms failing to disappear.

"We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: "we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again", said the monarch". At the time, he told the public he developed "mild symptoms" - "a temperature and a persistent cough".

"And to do blood tests to see for instance what his white cell counts look like and what his liver functions look like".

The following day he announced he was in isolation, and has been unable to shake off the symptoms - including a high temperature - since.

"The main focus is going to be on his lungs".

She said the tests themselves are very rapid.

He was admitted at a London NHS hospital, believed to be St Thomas' in Westminster, in what his handlers said he was to undergo tests merely as a precaution, as reported by Daily Mail.

"The X-ray will take a little longer and the scan will need to be assessed and looked at by a consultant - we are certainly talking a couple of hours I would say".

Johnson, 55, has not appeared on TV since his diagnosis, only issuing short video messages from his cellphone.

Sir Keir wished the PM a "speedy recovery" after the announcement.

"So, in accordance with government advice I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes".

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