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UK PM Johnson admitted to hospital for tests after persistent coronavirus symptoms

Guy Faulconbridge, Michael Holden

 

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 22, 2020. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street said was a “precautionary step” because he was showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.

 

“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,” Downing Street said.

 

“This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus,” Downing Street said.

 

Johnson, 55, on March 27 became the first leader of a major power to announce that he had tested positive. He went into isolation at a flat in Downing Street and said on Friday he was staying there as he still had a high temperature.

 

Johnson continues to have a high temperature and Downing Street underscored that this was not an emergency admission. The prime minister’s doctors considered it sensible for him to be seen in person.

 

Johnson remains in charge of the government, Downing Street said.

 

“The prime minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives,” Downing Street said.

 

Carrie Symonds, Johnson’s 32-year-old pregnant fiancée, said on Saturday that she had spent the past week in bed with symptoms of the novel coronavirus but after seven days of rest felt stronger and was on the mend.

 

(Editing by Kate Holton)

 

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Has he gone private, I wonder?

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42 minutes ago, champers said:

Has he gone private, I wonder?

NHS.

 

He's had breathing difficulty for a while, Covid 19 seems a bit random with who recovers quickly and those whose symptoms get worse

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2 hours ago, champers said:

Has he gone private, I wonder?

No he hasn't NHS hospital. Does that answer your suggestion and hint of sarcasm.

 

"It was understood that he was driven to St Thomas’ Hospital, across the Thames from Westminster, at about 8pm, and given oxygen treatment."

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-boris-johnson-taken-to-hospital-over-persistent-symptoms-b2xsbg9hs

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1 minute ago, donnacha said:

Everyone knows that this will torpedo the markets

you would have thought so, but FTSE futures now up nearly 2%

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13 minutes ago, TopDeadSenter said:

you would have thought so, but FTSE futures now up nearly 2%

 
Interesting. I have no idea how indicative weekend futures trading is of actual sentiment in the UK markets.

Is it possible that demand for futures has increased as investors seek to hedge against additional turmoil over the next week or so?

It seems unlikely to me that, once this news is digested and the actual markets open in six hours, they will jump. When Corbyn lost the election, the markets were so relieved they practically jumped out of their chairs, onto their desks, and danced a jig. 

 

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4 hours ago, champers said:

Has he gone private, I wonder?


Pretty much all private medical facilities have been taken into state control for the duration of the emergency.

 

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31 minutes ago, stephenterry said:

Uncertainty of his fate will hit the pound and markets. Cold and clinical, but that's the economic reality. That's not to say I don't wish him a speedy recovery, because any loss of a human life to this virus is one too many.   

i don't think so.

 

The good thing about Westminster systems of government is PMs come and go and there would be no shortage of people in line.

 

Its only when whole cabinets start dropping off then people would be worried.

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