Boris Johnson coronavirus: When did he go to hospital and how is he now?

6 April 2020, 12:13 | Updated: 6 April 2020, 20:50

Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for further coronavirus tests
Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for further coronavirus tests. Picture: PA

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been battling coronavirus and has been admitted into intensive care for his symptoms. Here's what we know.

Boris Johnson has been battling coronavirus at 10 Downing Street and it was revealed on April 5 he had been admitted to hospital with persisting symptoms. Later that day it was revealed he had been transferred to intensive care.

Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", a spokesman added.

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So, when did Boris Johnson go into hospital? When did he go into isolation? And how is he now?

Boris Johnson confirmed he had coronavirus at the end of March
Boris Johnson confirmed he had coronavirus at the end of March. Picture: PA

Did Boris Johnson go to hospital for coronavirus?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a London hospital on April 5 after suffering with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

It was thought to be a precautionary step but was later moved to the Intensive Care Unit after his condition worsened. He was moved on the advice of his medical team and is said to be getting "excellent care".

When did Boris Johnson go into isolation? And what were his symptoms?

On March 27, Boris announced he had tested positive for coronavirus and would be self isolating at 11 Downing Street, his flat next door.

It’s thought at the time he suffered mild symptoms, in particular a temperature, which seems to have lasted past the 10 day isolation period.

How is Boris Johnson now?

A statement on the evening of April 6 read: "Since Sunday evening, the prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas' Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

"Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital. The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."

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